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Free Cloud Storage - How Much Space Can You Get?

As of today, there are four top tier cloud storage providers competing for the market share constantly updating their plans.  So how much storage service they provide for free and what their premium services offer?


I currently have accounts with three of the four services listed here: OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox.  Each of the services provide unique set of features and benefits over others beside the amount of free space offered.

As far as the free storage amount, the two tech giants are the clear winners, and I do personally use these services the most.

Additionally, both Microsoft and Google keep coming up with promotional offers to increase the free space.  Microsoft is typically much more aggressive on this front, often offering up to 30GB.


Microsoft OneDrive is great for photo back from Windows PC if you are using Microsoft Photo Gallery which is also free.  And obviously, Google is super optimized for document storage with its web based suite of office applications.

Google Drive is also great for hosting files, images and data for your websites or blogs.  There is an easy trick to get a direct link to all non-document type of files.
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If you haven't already, you should go ahead and create an account with at least two or three of these services.  I have seen in the past, these type of freebie don't last forever.  The free storage amount may get reduced once the competition cools off, and the grandfathered account holders may end up keeping the huge amount of storage they have.

For instance, that's exactly what happened to Microsoft and Google's free custom domain email hosting service.  They both stopped the free service and turned it into a premium only service.  I have a bunch of custom domain emails with Microsoft which they are supporting indefinitely for free.
Free Cloud Storage - How Much Space Can You Get? Reviewed by Brandon Oh on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Rating: 5

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