Finding it difficult to choose the best cloud storage and file sharing services of 2022? Below is a breakdown of our complete coverage.
Headquartered in Switzerland, pCloud provides a very high level of security and privacy. Your data are kept safe in at least three highly secure server locations. To protect shared contents between you and invitees, you can set expiry dates and passwords on the links used. However, both securities measures have been made available with premium plans.
That said, pCloud lets you store up to 10GB for free, and an extra 1GB storage for every referral. Too small? No problem. It is possible for you to get up to 500GB storage for Premium package that will cost you $4.99 per month and 2TB Premium Plus package for $9.99 per month. Both lifetime plans will allow you to make unlimited remote upload traffic and also offer a 30-day trash history. Although pCloud it’s not completely without flaws, we highly recommend it.
IDrive is another dependable cloud-based storage and online backup service. This storage solution offers continuous syncing of the files in your computer, even those on network drives. With real-time backup, it can detect the smallest changes made to your system’s files and back them up. This means that every data stored in the servers and mobile devices are secured and recoverable in the event of a malware attack such as ransomware. A copy of your data can be shipped to you physically ship on its media for a quick and more secure recovery. These unique features are geared toward small businesses.
IDrive also offers archiving. So if you carelessly delete a valuable file on your hardware, it doesn’t affect or automatically erase the copy in the cloud storage, unless you must manually delete or choose IDrive’s archive cleanup tool sync the files in your computer to what’s on your account at a specific time.
Speaking of IDrive backup, the tech company offers top-notch data backup services such as IDrive Express, IDriveSync, IDrive EVS, IDrive Lite, and IDrive Portable. All of these makes a backup of your files quick and easy, so you don’t have to worry about data loss. A free version of IDrive gives you 5GB of backup/cloud storage and an extra 5GB of sync storage. However, IDrive’s personal plans will cost you $69.50 a year for 2TB, while you’ll pay $99.50 a year for a whopping 5TB. It is worthy of note that IDrive does not offer unlimited storage.
Google Drive, which is on the verge of being rebranded as Google One, is another cloud storage solution for Android users, or for those who have a Gmail account. For these ones, a 15GB of free Google Drive storage has been generously made available. With this cloud storage, you can seamlessly create and store documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and others through drag-and-drop. What is more, Google Photo, which shares the 15GB of free storage, can be used to store your mobile-based HD photos.
Nevertheless, you can get the storage capacity of a 1TB plan for $9.99 per month. Google has also extended its price plan flexibility with more subscription options, ranging from 100GB for $1.99 per month to 30TB for a monthly fee of $299. Yearly subscriptions with discounts are also available, too. Notably, Google Drive file sharing features are weak. The downside is that unlike other cloud storage providers there’s no option for links passwords, expiry dates or download limits.
Sync.com, a Canadian cloud storage provider, has a fine reputation for being capable of providing security and privacy for your valuable files from hackers. Based in Toronto, the services of Sync.com apply Canada’s privacy laws, which is one of the best in the world. By clicking the “share” button on the web interface, you can securely share the corresponding content you want to share. Even if invitees don’t use this software, you can generate a link of the file you wish to share manually, copy it or send it to them via email.
With a Sync.com, you can upload huge files with the maximum quantity being a huge 2TB ($96 a year) for the standard premium package. There is also 10TB ($96 a year) business pro advanced for single business users and pro personal 500GB ($49 a year). Interestingly, Sync.com also offers you a 5GB free plan. The downside? Sync.com lacks monthly plans.
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