The Best Cloud Storage of 2018

As the Technology has moving very fastly from local storage to remote, server-based storage and processing what is known as the cloud. We used to play local media from the servers and store own documents and media files in the cloud, so adventage with that we can access from anywhere in world and share data files. These services provide seamless access to all your important data—Word docs, PDFs, spreadsheets, photos, any other digital assets from wherever you are. You no longer need to be sitting at your work PC to see your documents, with cloud syncing feature you can get your all documents from your smartphone from anywhere in the world.

There are different types of cloud-based storage services available.  Many of them specialize in a specific area. For example, Dropbox and SugarSync focus on keeping a synced folder accessible everywhere. SpiderOak emphasizes security. Some cloud storage services, such as Apple iCloud, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, are generalists, offering not only folder and file syncing, but also media-playing and device syncing. These products even double as collaboration software, offering real-time document coediting.

 

Google Drive starts with 15GB of storage free just for signing up for a google account, which you have to do anyway if you’re an Android and Gmail user. This space is used to shared Google photos and your email inbox. 15GB is enough space but if you want more than there are other paid services which offer more storage and features.

 

You can also used google Docs and third party apps free for just signing google account. The disadvantage is that you cannot managed encryption, privacy issues and any linux client in free version.

Price

15GB free. 100GB for $2 a month (appox 132Rs). 1TB for $10 a month (appox 660Rs). 10TB for $100 a month (appox 6600Rs).

 

 

Mega starts with 50GB of storage free just for signing the mega account. You can earn back up to 50GB by completing simple steps. Download the MEGAsync client for your computer, and you get 20GB. Install the MEGA app for your smartphone, and you get another 15GB. That brings you back up to 50GB. You can also now earn free space for each friend you invite. That friend needs to install MEGAsync client or mobile app, but after that you get  an impressive 10GB. There’s no limit on how many friends you can invite. Unfortunately, there is a final plot twist: your 10GB referral bonus also expires, this time after 365 days.

 

Mega claims that all data stored in its cloud is encrypted on your device before it reaches the servers. As the company has released the source code to its sync client, experts can check that there are no vulnerabilities in there data storage.

Price

50GB for free. 200GB for $6 (appox 396Rs). 1TB for $12 (appox 792Rs). 4TB for $23 (appox 1,518Rs). 8TB for $35 (appox 2,310Rs).

 

Dropbox is one of the best cloud storage services with very most seamless and easy to set up file storage and sharing services. It offers 2GB of free storage by just signing up account, but it can be increased up to 16GB free of charge by linking your Dropbox with social media accounts and referring friends to join Dropbox service. The Dropbox service provide very fast and reliable sync capabilities, integrates with Microsoft office online and has a nice notes app. Dropbox is highest rating Android app user rating with 4.4%. One of the best features is camera upload because there is no file size limit on mobile. Enable it from the Photos menu on your phone or tablet, and any photo you take will be automatically uploaded to your Dropbox account the next time your device connects to a WiFi network. As compare with other cloud storage it is expensive with same features.

 

Price

2GB free. 1TB for $10 (appox 660Rs) a month with Dropbox plus. 1TB for $20 a month (appox 1,320Rs) with Dropbox Professional, which has added some extra features.

 

iCloud is currently the world’s most widely used cloud storage service, reaching more than 300 million users. If you are iphone user and want to backup your iphone to iCloud, you’ll need more than the free 5GB allowance Apple gives you, but compared to rivals iCloud prices are very reasonable. iCloud has some problems with pc client offering file sharing and syncing are work in progress to get better performance.

 

iCloud also offer features like storage optimization, competitive price and apple integration with other devices. It does not support on windows client and also sharing speed is low as compared to other cloud storage.

Price

5GB free. 50GB for $1 a month (appox 66Rs). 200GB for $3 (appox 198Rs) 2TB for $10 (appox 660Rs).

 

pCloud is also one of the best cloud storage, for those who are looking for greater protection and security pCloud is best. It uses crypto service for security purpose which provides client side encryption for any sensitive data and file sharing in network. Business plans start from 1TB and include pCloud Crypto as standard. pCloud offers 20GB of free storage just by creating an account. It also provides features like proper sync file, good privacy policy ,good customer service, lifetime plans, filtering of files etc. file encryption and FTP access features is available in paid version.

 

Price

Up to 20GB free (You starts with 10GB and can increase that by referring friends). 500GB for $4 a month (appox 264Rs). 2TB for $8 a month (appox 528Rs). Lifetime plan are also available:500GB for $175 (appox 11,550Rs). 2TB for $350 (appox 23,100Rs).

 

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