These days storing data online has become more of a necessity than luxury due to factors like security and lack of space. A bulk amount of data has to be present simultaneously in several devices and this is achieved through the use of online data storage services.
There are several sites that allow this online storage of data better known as cloud storage. Some of the most extensively used ones are Google drive and One drive. The top online data storage services based on different needs of the user are compiled below:-
The most popular storage service in its segment, this San Francisco based company was launched in 2008 and has garnered a customer base of more than 4 million users. It works by installing itself in the form of a desktop folder. To sync, the files are dropped from the source location to the dropbox folder. Initially it provides free data storage of 2GB and one can earn up to 16GB by referring to friends. The best feature of the service is that one can view data from several devices at the same time.
This is a cloud storage service provided by Microsoft and gives up to 15GB of free online data storage. Initially called by the name of Skydrive, it was renamed to Onedrive recently and comes preinstalled on several devices. One can get additional data storage of 5GB on this drive by referring to friends and another 3GB by enabling photo backup.
This cloud service lays most emphasis on the privacy of the user’s data. For this, whatever data has to be stored on the drive is first encrypted before upload and only the user can view them. It provides a cloud data storage of 20GB from a maximum of 3 different devices at the same time.
QIHOO 36 YUNPAN
This is a Chinese based security company that provides cloud data storage of more than 36GB data! Instead of wasting all those memory bits on some other data storage site with storage limit, this seems to be the best place to dump all the data that one can possess. But there is a catch here. One can’t expect this drive to give privacy to the data stored like Bitcasa but can still be used for storing all the non-private stuff.
Collaborators: Melwyn Mathew and Madhumitha Sundaramurthi