Which free cloud storage webservices provide more storage than Dropbox?

Drsunil V May 28, 2014
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Which webservices provide free cloud storage space, greater than Dropbox?

  1. Susendeep D
    May 31, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Bitcasa provides 20 GB in free plan.

    • Drsunil V
      June 4, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      Does the upgrade plan of dropbox of 10 dollars per month get invalidated even if allocated space is not used in the month?

    • Susendeep D
      June 5, 2014 at 9:41 am

      No,I don't think so.As long as you keep paying them,you are free to store or not store data in your allocated space.

      The below link would also be helpful to you -

      https://www.dropbox.com/help/158/en

    • Drsunil V
      June 7, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      thanks. i mean to ask, that if you pay approx. 10$ for 100 GB space , then does the newly allocated space of 100 GB become de-valid if you do not pay next month?

    • Susendeep D
      June 8, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      If you don't pay next month,then you cannot add any new files to your storage.

    • Drsunil V
      June 9, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      thanks. please tell how can fully used free space be freed for new syncing? If files from sync folder are removed on one device , then is equivalent space freed to allow syncing of new files from any device connected to the drop box account?

    • Susendeep D
      June 10, 2014 at 6:23 am

      You can free up space by deleting files.If files from sync folder are removed on one device , then space is created in your Dropbox account and hence you can add files into it.

    • Dr.sunil V
      June 10, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      Thanks. Please tell , whether deleting files on one device would free space in the cloud? because the same deleted files would already be in google drive folder of another device of same account , and it would sync back from cloud onto the device on which the files were deleted! If yes , then same files are to be deleted from Google drive folder of multiple drives of same account , to free space?

    • Ben S
      June 10, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      I don't really understand what you're asking here, so I'll try to explain in plain words.

      When you use a desktop program for Dropbox, Google Drive, whatever, and place files into it, they take up space on your computer and in the cloud, against your allotted space. If you delete that file, it is gone from your computer and your space is re-claimed.

      If you have two computers that you use Google Drive to sync between, and you delete a picture from your Drive folder on Computer A, it will disappear from Computer B.

      If you're trying to free space, delete old files or move them to another place on your computer that isn't cloud storage.

      If you delete a file out of your Drive, it is gone from all devices and will no longer take up space.

      Hope this addresses your issues.

    • Susendeep D
      June 11, 2014 at 4:14 am

      Thanks Ben for explaining in plain words.

      Sunil,if it was the case that multiple device were used to sync to a cloud service and you'd to delete a file from every device to delete a file from the cloud,then the meaning of sync would hold no significance.

    • Dr.sunil V
      June 11, 2014 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks for your knowledge-thirst quenching reply. It is nicely put. You mentioned , -- quote -- If you have two computers that you use Google Drive to sync between, and you delete a picture from your Drive folder on Computer A, it will disappear from Computer B. -- unquote --. Please tell , that instead of deleting picture from Drive Folder on Computer A , if same picture is deleted from Drive Folder in Computer B, then would the result be the same as you mentioned for Computer A?

    • Dr.sunil V
      June 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      @Susendeep : Please tell how to manage / delete files which have filled Google Drive free space , through Gmail attachments?
      https://www.google.com/settings/storage?hl=en_US

    • Ben S
      June 11, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      To your first question:

      Yes. If a picture is put into your Drive, from any computer or mobile device, it is uploaded and counts against your cloud storage space. If you delete that particular picture from any of your connected devices, it will disappear from all connected devices, because it is no longer being synced.

      Second question:

      If your Google Drive space is being filled up by Gmail attachments, you need to find out which ones are the culprits. To do this easily, open up your Gmail and in the search box, type the following:

      size:1MB

      This will find all emails that are 1 megabyte or greater in size. If you want to search for a different number of megabytes, feel free to change that number.

      Once you find some attachments that you don't need anymore. save them somewhere else if you want to keep them, and delete the emails. You'll regain that space.

    • Susendeep D
      June 11, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      If you delete a file in Computer B,then the file would get deleted from Computer A after synchronization.

      See the below article to free up space -

      How to Free Up Storage Space On Your Google Account: The Ultimate Guide

    • Dr.sunil V
      June 12, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      Thanks. Please tell , that 1) If storage account is enabled on say four devices , and if file uploaded from device A , is thereafter deleted from Device B , then would account space be freed BEFORE the same file is get 'deleted' from Devices C and D on connecting them to internet?

      2) Are both sent and received files part of Google Drive storage account? If yes , if full storage for account it used , then user cannot send any email attachment through that Gmail for free?

    • Dr.sunil V
      June 13, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      Please tell , how to locate only Gmail files in Google Drive web interface? and do both sent and received files count towards Google Drive? If yes , can files sent be avoided to be sent through Google drive , thus avoiding it's occupying account storage data?

    • Susendeep D
      June 17, 2014 at 10:14 am

      If a file is deleted from device B and it's synced,the account storage space will get freed before devices C and D are connected to internet.

      Files are not added to Google drive unless you add it(i.e. save) to Drive.So,if you keep on receiving attachments and do not add it to your Drive,then it must not affect your Drive's storage quota.

    • Drsunil V
      June 25, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      Thanks. your perseverance and endeavor is commendable

  2. Ben S
    May 28, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Also, Copy (this is not a referral link) offers 15 GB to start, much more than Dropbox. If you get a referral from somebody, you can start with 20 GB.
    I'd give mine here but it's considered spammy and I don't want to be taking advantage. If you'd like a referral you can ask.

    OneDrive gives 7 GB as Rajaa mentioned, and Google Drive gives 15GB, both more than Dropbox.

    MEGA is another well-known one; this one gives you 50 GB to start.

    Finally, Box gives 50 GB for free as well.

    Use them all and have a ton of free space!

    • Drsunil V
      June 4, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      thanks. yes do give me a referral. how can i tell you my email and also hide my email here?

    • Ben S
      June 4, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Sure thing.

      Here is the referral link to Copy, which will net you an extra 5 GB when you create your account.

      You don't need to give me your email for it to work, but if you require some help, feel free to email me:
      ben AT makeuseof DOT com
      and I can help you more.

    • Drsunil V
      June 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      I have registered via referral link and downloaded Copy. Please tell that regarding Google Drive , two drawbacks were noticed : 1) A text files syncs as multiple copies of same file , renamed something like 'conflict error1' , ... ( may be bec real time sync creates new file at each edit to file , but am not sure ) , 2) The photos synced does not seem to show the option to download photo file on pc web interface

    • Ben S
      June 9, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      I see that you did; great! Make sure you verify your email, otherwise you won't get your extra space.

      1) I have not noticed this behavior ever with Google Drive, so I'm not sure what to say about that.

      2) After clicking one or more photos, you need to click the "More" button, then in the drop-down box there will be an option to Download.

    • Dr.sunil V
      June 10, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      Thanks. Can you please mention a webpage showing current free space allocated by common cloud storage options like Google Drive , One Drive , Dropbox..?

    • Ben S
      June 10, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Yes. Try a web app like Jolicloud to see all of your cloud storage in one place. <a href="http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/jolidrive-organize-cloud-storage/"<We've covered it before.

      Multcloud is an alternative.

    • Dr.sunil V
      June 11, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks. Nice to know! Please note same sub-query rephrased : Please show me an illustrative chart comparing and contrasting amount of free space offered by common cloud storage webservices like Google Drive , One Drive , Dropbox and the like. The chart may also compare rates for additional space , validity of paid space et al , for each webservice

    • Susendeep D
      June 11, 2014 at 3:35 pm
    • Dr.sunil V
      June 13, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      I viewed that chart. Thanks. That is what i had asked

  3. Rajaa C
    May 28, 2014 at 4:53 am

    Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive. They also have client for Windows PC, Android, iOS and Windows Phone.

    • Drsunil V
      June 4, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      Please specify each to validate answer

    • Ben S
      June 4, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      OneDrive gives 7 GB for free, and Google Drive gives 15 GB across Gmail, Drive, and Photos.

    • Dr.sunil V
      June 10, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      thanks. please tell that to download any file ( say .xls file ) in Google drive , the file has to be starred? If yes , in which folder of Android device are downloaded files available to be used / edited independently?

    • Ben S
      June 10, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      If you star it for offline use on your phone, it is saved for offline use. If you don't want to star it, you can export it to your SD card (or internal storage) and get it off Google Drive.

      If you star a file, on my device (Nexus 5, with no SD card) it is placed for independent use at:

      /storage/emulated/0/ (below is what you'll likely see at the start screen of a file explorer app, like Solid Explorer)
      Android/data/com.google.android.apps.docs/files/

      Hope this answers what you need help with.

    • Dr.sunil V
      June 11, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      Thanks. Please tell the default folder for non-image files saved via 'download a copy' option on Android Google Drive

    • Ben S
      June 12, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      Both image and non-image files are saved to /storage/emulated/0/Download on my Nexus 5 which has no SD card.

      So check your Download folder.

    • Dr.sunil V
      June 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      thanks. i got your point clear

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