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  • Google Drive Free Storage Tripled to 15 GB For All Users


    Shortly after Amazon was found trying to compete with Apple and other cloud services by offering 5 GB of free storage space, it seems like Google has decided to step it up a notch. Google recently announced that the free storage space that spans several Google services such as Gmail, Google+ and Google Drive is now being tripled to a whopping 15 GB for all customers.

    The changes are said to be rolling out over the next few weeks to all Google customers. The space is shared so if you are using Google Drive, that 15 GB is shared with any of your other Google services that require storage. As many of you may already know, 15 GB is quite the competitive number in today’s age as Apple and Amazon only provide 5 GB with iCloud and Amazon Cloud Drive respectively, with Dropbox offering a measly 2 GB. There is another service that offers 10 GB of free storage, MediaFire, but their free tier includes ads. All services allow you to get more storage for an additional fee as usual. What will be interesting to see here though is how companies such as Apple will respond to Google’s challenge – will they try match? Or stand firm?


    This move unifies Google storage system, a concept similar to that of Apple with its iCloud service, although at this point Apple doesn’t count image storage in Photo Stream against your 5 GB. It still pales in comparison though in the eyes of many. For those of you who are seeking to take advantage of the news or at the very least considering trying Google as an option given the fact they will be providing more storage space can use the free iOS app so to access your storage space or use the web browser on any computer.

    Source: Google Drive (blog)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Drive Free Storage Tripled to 15 GB For All Users started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. HovikGas's Avatar
      HovikGas -
      That is AWESOME! Just as I was reaching my 5 GB limit too and considering upgrading... Thanks Google!
    1. tat2me2's Avatar
      tat2me2 -
      I'm in, why wouldn't you take advantage of this offer? As far as I can tell, there are no strings attached as one might think. Great deal.
    1. ProfessorJack's Avatar
      ProfessorJack -
      I've just downloaded it to my phone and I see I'm got 5gb ?
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Or just use Dropbox
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      How long before I can get 500 gb free? I'd love a good cloud storage option for pics.
      15gb is awesome though. I hope apple follows suit cuz I can't even backup my camera rolls from my idevices without going over my 5gb.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      You can get 50 gb with mega....
    1. BhadKarma's Avatar
      BhadKarma -
      Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
      Or just use Dropbox
      2 GB.

      Amazon and apple are 5GB

      GOOGLE JUST DOMINATED.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      I'm still showing 5GB on my account.
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      Guys read it says in few weeks so not yet that's the reason why you still have 5GB.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Wow..great deal!
    1. Borsato92's Avatar
      Borsato92 -
      I got 25GB with Microsoft Skydrive for free for just having a hotmail account.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Borsato92 View Post
      I got 25GB with Microsoft Skydrive for free for just having a hotmail account.
      +1
      But just like most other Microsoft products, I rarely use it
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Quote Originally Posted by BhadKarma View Post
      2 GB.

      Amazon and apple are 5GB

      GOOGLE JUST DOMINATED.
      But you get up to 3GB free just by auto uploading pics/vids. Dropbox is still the best cloud storage IMO. It's the most feature-rich. And with all the promotions they've done over the past few years, I've gotten just over 10GB (permanent) right now and an extra 3GB that will expire soon. All for free.
    1. Albut's Avatar
      Albut -
      Still only 5 GB in the UK!

      Only trouble with Dropbox is that the next level after the freebie is 100GB and it cost a fortune. Now if they had some intermediate tariffs then they may be the best, but until then....
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Been using DropBox for years. I've accumulated 8GB through referrals and what not. I love that it backs up your camera roll automatically.
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
      Or just use Dropbox
      Haha good one



      Didn't Dropbox just get hacked like 6 months ago? I wouldn't trust their security.
    1. ThatOneProfile's Avatar
      ThatOneProfile -
      Anybody use mega.co.nz? Free 50gb storage i think
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatOneProfile View Post
      Anybody use mega.co.nz? Free 50gb storage i think
      I do, I said it a few posts up, it is 50 gb plus it encrypts your files locally, mega doesn't even have the decryption keys and you choose who can get them, I love it.
    1. DieselVexx's Avatar
      DieselVexx -
      What should be the only news coming from this is the fact Skydrive initially gave everyone 20 gigabytes. Then they pulled the rug from beneath their user base by cutting the storage space by 15 gigs. No warning no nothing. Glad to hear skydrive is still free cause I'll never give them my business
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      I do, I said it a few posts up, it is 50 gb plus it encrypts your files locally, mega doesn't even have the decryption keys and you choose who can get them, I love it.
      They need a desktop client like Dropbox, then this would be amazing.