If you’re looking for cloud storage there are plenty of options. Most cloud storage providers offer a basic service for free. You may get by using these free services alone.
There’s no reason to choose just one provider. If you sign for all the free offers in this list you’ll have almost 100GB of storage at no cost.
There are good reasons to pay for personal cloud storage. In every case money buys you more storage
Paid plans can have other advantages. Some providers allow paying customers to store larger individual files — essential if you want to archive video footage. You might also get better support and other features.
Microsoft’s 1TB OneDrive plan stands out. It includes a subscription to Office 365. Although most people will look at that transaction the other way around: buy Office 365 and get 1TB of storage, If you use Microsoft software, it’s a killer deal.
The 1TB OneDrive plan is new since the last personal cloud storage plan comparison. Apple and Google have also introduced larger plans.
|Personal cloud storage services compared|
|Service||What you get for free||Prices|
|1TB Plan includes Office 365||200GB||$48|
|Storage shared across Drive,||1TB||$120|
|Gmail, Google+ and photos||10TB||$1200|
|All prices in US dollars, annualised and .99 prices rounded up|