I previously posted about choosing a cloud storage solution. I’ve been using Google Drive, and seriously keeping an eye on OneDrive, thinking about switching if they ever implement co-owned folders (it’s not useful to me without a feature like that). OneDrive offers better integration with Windows 8.1.
However, yesterday’s Google Drive rate cuts pretty much have me settled on their solution, unless OneDrive makes similar cuts. With the price for the 1 TB plan at $10/mo, I may well switch to that and increase the amount of stuff that I keep there for backup purposes. Still, I’ll wait a few months to see if OneDrive has any response, and enjoy the $2/mo price for 100 GB in the meantime.
I’m looking to share my photo library (pushing 40 GB) between multiple computers being used by multiple users. And if I’m going to set something up for this, there’s some other data that would be convenient to share as well.
I tried using BitTorrent Sync to keep it off of the cloud servers, but it’s a little cumbersome and a little buggy. So I’m looking at the professional cloud storage services. The ones I am evaluating are Microsoft SkyDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive. I have them all installed right now and I will evaluate them on a few different criteria that apply to my use specifically.
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