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DropBox or Google Drive? Or?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Forum' started by Serpico, Aug 30, 2012.

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    DropBox or Google Drive? Ran out of "free" space on both ... need to upgrade and more importantly consolidate.
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    Good question, just talking about that last night. The prices they want is ridiculous. Like to have a terabyte or so free.
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    I use drive, but I have a ton of free space. Only because I don't have a lot stored there right now..
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    I use Box.com and subscribed when they were giving away an extra 25GB with a subscription.
    That makes a total of 50GB for free. At least for now.
    It does everything I need.
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    I am on Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and Skydrive.
    I just need one.
    Giving them all a test run.
    Seems like Skydrive has the best UI, tho.
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    i like to have my different ones :D google drive/box/minus/dropbox/ubuntu one...

    post script: um... oh.. didn't realize i used five different ones..haha...
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    Aha!!! Look how much money I'll make by offering a terabyte or two of storage for free. ;)
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    OH OH! And if you want to sign up for a DropBox account, please use my link!!

    http://db.tt/hANMOcoQ

    Booyah! Firsties.

    The thing I like about DropBox is the seamless photo synch from phone to computer.
    I take a pic on Dinc2. I turn on computer. BAM. Pic arrives.
    It's super sweet.
    They keep upping the free account limit too. Used to be 10. Then 12. Then 16. Now 18.

    I also have Box (50GB) but once I started using the photo synch thing... Dropbox all the way.
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    I use Google Drive, mainly because I used Google Docs a lot and I am fully entrenched in the Google universe (loving it).
    I have accounts with Box, Dropbox, Skydrive, etc...and they seem nice enough, but for me, since I use many of Google's services, it's easier and more convenient to use Drive...which I like quite a bit anyway.
    I would imagine if you are a new die-hard Outlook user, then Skydrive might be a better option since they interact somewhat.
    Box gives me the most space...but I don't need it and it doens't merge with a lot of other stuff I am using, like Drive does.

    Honestly, I'd rather pay for extra space on Google Drive when the time comes where I need it. For $2.50 a month, I can get another 25gb that is shared across Drive and Picasa...which is a great deal for those who use both often, as I do. PLUS, if you buy a storage plan, your Gmail is automatically upgraded to 25gb of storage.
    Also, with Google Drive:
    • Google Docs and files converted to Google Docs format don't take up storage space...and I convert everything I can anyway...so it will take me a while to use up my 5gb.
    • On Picasa, files 2048x2048 or smaller don't count towards the 1gb limit. This limit applies to photos uploaded to Picasa Web Albums and photos uploaded at original size to Google+ from the Picasa 3.9 software...but by default, photos uploaded to Google+ get sized down to 2048 and don't count towards the limit. I have over 60 web albums that contain hundreds if not thousands of photos...and I am using 148mb of my 1gb limit.
    So really, you get a LOT more storage space than the limits say if you convert your docs to Google Docs and let Picasa downsize your images to 2048x2048... infinite space really.
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    I've used Dropbox Free for years and over that time slowly got it up to around 8gigs of free space from referrals. Then after getting my S3 and putting a ROM on it, I got the 50 gigs free for 2 years. That is crazy good for me. I do pay for 20 (or is it 25) gigs of space from Google Drive. My primary one is Dropbox though.
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