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Hi! What is the difference between the cloud storage name Dropbox and Google Drive? Thanks much.
Hi Coshaun James
In the area of cloud computing, there are companies such as Google drive, Apple, Amazon, Dropbox, Microsoft and open drive. All these enables on to store data files in the space and keep them as your backup, they7 also enable one to access them from anywhere and on any device. They do provide an online storage market. The difference does vary from one company to the next depending on free storage, feature, sharing of files, pricing and plans.
The difference between Google and Dropbox is that for dropbox, they offer 2GB free storage and can add these to 250mb by referring people. The monthly payment is $9.99 for pro 50 and $19.99 for Pro 100. While you choose per year you pay $99 for pro 50 and $199 for Pro 100.Its team plans is well suited for corporate customers and small teamed business.
While Google drive very soon launching a 5GB free storage hence you need to stay upto date to find out when its launched.
Dropbox is a kind of cloud storage where you can upload and store different types of files to keep them a little safer in case something bad happens to your computer and you want to restore them back. I’ve already known this service even before although I haven’t tried using it yet and it is similar to HotLinkFiles.com which got hacked some years passed which I think led to its closure. I assume that it is already closed since I can no longer access the original URL.
Dropbox is operated and maintained by Dropbox, Inc. that provides free file hosting service, file synchronization, cloud storage, and client software. For free accounts, a user is given 2 GB of free cloud storage space but a user is forbidden to upload any indecent or pornographic material. You may visit Dropbox | Terms of Service | Acceptable Use for the complete information on the service’s Terms of Service.
Google Drive is similar to Dropbox in terms of cloud storage, synchronization, and client software. The difference is that, in Google Drive, a user that uses a free account can start using the service with a total of 5 GB of free cloud space which is a lot bigger compared to what Dropbox offers. Dropbox supports Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Smartphones while Google Drive works on PC, Mac OS X, Android devices, iPhones, and iPads. For Google Drive’s pricing, please visit Google Drive | Help | Storage plan pricing.
Setup your own dropbox : http://sharathreddy.com/index.php/cloud-storage-using-dropbox/