1TB cloud storage for under US$70/year, or 5TB for US$30 more

DropBox and Google Drive charge almost ≈US$100/year for 1TB, but you can spend 30% less. Learn how to pay ≈US$70 and get an unexpected bonus.

Whether you are seeking, already using or needing to expand your online cloud storage, price is an important factor. I am talking about services like DropBox and Google Drive, which (as of publication time of this article) each charge ≈US$100 per year for 1TB (terabytes) of space. Ahead I am going to share a link to a similar service that charges 30% less, i.e. under US$70 — and also gives you an unexpected bonus. Like the other two services, this one includes synchronization with your device(s) and sharing capabilities, but can be used without those features too.

The service I am describing is called OneDrive. OneDrive offers you the same 1TB for US$69.99 per year. Need more? You can also choose to get 5TB for US$99.99 (1000 GB each for 5 users). Even though it’s from Microsoft, it works fine with macOS. And if you want to sync files with your Mac and OneDrive, there’s a free app for that in the Apple AppStore on your Mac.

Whether we want it or not, all of the above offers also include Office 365 for the same 1-year duration. I am not such a fan of Office 365, since (as of publication time of this article), Word online (part of Office 365) does not offer an offline mode, the way Google Docs does. But since Office 365 comes free with OneDrive, it’s good to have it for those extremely rare cases when Google Docs does not a good job with opening up a .doc or .docx file, especially a very old one or one that has unusual embedded fonts.

Do I use OneDrive?

I actually use a combination of online (cloud) services for multiple reasons and purposes. Currently, I use a system including Carbonite, DropBox, Google Drive and OneDrive. For more information on how I use some of them for websites, see my upcoming article:

Multi-backup storage for your website (and more)

…where I describe how my websites automatically send continuous backups to multiple servers in different geographic locations. One of the many destinations is OneDrive.

This new article a continuation of the last chapter of my most recent book, WordPress security + multi-backups (illustrated above). Be sure to stay on my mailing list after the GDPR change.

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Born in Connecticut, United States, Allan Tépper is an award-winning broadcaster & podcaster, bilingual consultant, multi-title author, tech journalist, translator, and language activist who has been working with professional video since the eighties. Since 1994,…