Online Storage

The options for online storage are growing everyday. How can you pick which service is right for you? First you need to find out how much data you need to store. Is it just important files? Your pictures? Finished video projects? All of the above? I will evaluate my top three picks below.

Dropbox

Dropbox

  • $11.99 a month or $143.88 a year for 1TB
  • Fast upload and download
  • Integrates with Windows, Mac, Android, Ios, and Blackberry
  • Simple online file editing
  • Highest rated and I have had the least amount of issues with dropbox
OneDrive

OneDrive

  • This subscription is for office 365 Home
    • 1-year subscription
    • For 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets including iPad, Android, or Windows, plus 5 phones
    • Fully installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and more
    • 1TB cloud storage per user for up to 5 users
    • Ongoing access to updates
  • $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year for 1TB
  • Integrates with Windows, Mac, Android, ios, and Blackberry
  • Advanced online file editing
  • Slower upload and download (Still works well)
  • I have issue with syncing and slow upload speeds
Google Drive

Google Drive

  • $9.99 a month or $119.88 a year for 1TB
  • Fast upload and download
  • Integrates with Windows, Mac, Android, ios, and Blackberry
  • Simple online file editing
  • Only a few issue I have experienced with syncing 

 

Best Value = OneDrive (Office 365 Home subscription)

Best speeds and reliability = Dropbox

 

The online storage provider I use is OneDrive. I have the Office 365 Home subscription and take full advantage of all of its features. New office updates, online file editing (when I'm on the go), Multiple Microsoft office  installs for up to 5 users.  I have run into a few syncing issues, but the overall value is why I use OneDrive for my online storage.