Google Drive released, offers 5GB free, 25GB for $2.49/mo

Rick

TS Evangelist
Following piles of mounting rumors, an official cloud-based storage option by Google is finally here. In February, a Google employee had mentioned that the company would be releasing a cloud-based storage service in...

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amstech

IT Overlord
$100 a month for 2TB when a 2TB drive cost $90?

I have no grounds to speak on as we are just getting into virtual machines and cloud computing here at the hospital but those prices seem a little high to me. Maybe not?
 
G

Guest

Best cloud storage provider for me is still Wuala. Their client automatically encrypts everything before uploading to their server. It is safe and works just fine and you also get 5GB of free storage.
 

Rick

TS Evangelist
released.. but not yet available? what am i missing here...
I'm not sure I understand -- I'm currently using it myself.

$100 a month for 2TB when a 2TB drive cost $90?
Although I do believe the mark up must be pretty high, I do have to say that's kind of an unfair comparison. 2TB of remotely hosted storage that ties into your Google services and 2TB on a USB drive are two very different things.

I would have to say that anyone willing to pay $100/mo for 2TB of online storage is definitely doing it for the service though, not for the storage space itself.
 

Rick

TS Evangelist
Interesting. Are you in a different country? Maybe it hasn't rolled out to all accounts yet, if that's even possibly an issue.
 

OUTLAWXXX

TS Rookie
Your Google Drive is not ready yet... :(

I live in the USA also, have been using Google docs and everything. Sounds like they have a secret formula on who they roll it out to first >_<
 
G

Guest

Terms of service are onerous - if you upload anything GOOGLE OWNS IT!

CNET link: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57420551-93/who-owns-your-files-on-google-drive/

Google Drive terms, as reported by CNET:
"Your Content in our Services: When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide licence to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes that we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.
 
G

Guest

Quoted for Scary Truth

Your Content in our Services: When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes that we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.
 

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