Google Drive: Yet Another Free 5 GB Cloud Storage Option

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Tim Higgins

Google has finally launched its cloud storage service, for reals.

Google Drive, or as most everyone will call it, GDrive, is the search titan’s late-to-the-party cloud storage service.

But while it may be late, it has the huge advantage of being tied right into Google Docs.

Google Drive

Google Drive

Google is starting off with apps for Windows, MacOS and Android, but not iOS, which Google says it is "working hard on".

5 GB comes for free with upgrades available to 25 GB for $2.49/month, 100 GB for $4.99/month or 1 TB for $49.99/month. When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25 GB.

If you already have a Google account, you may or may not have GDrive access, since it appears that Google is enabling access on a rolling basis to avoid blowing up its data centers. You can check the Google Drive page to see if you are one of the lucky ones and sign up for email notification if you’re not.

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