What Is The Best Value Cloud Storage in 2020

I have had a free Dropbox account for quite a while, i think i have about 15GB i can play around with which is now full.

I had a look at their upgrade options and its so expensive at AU$15.39 to 2TB which is probably a little more then i need. .

I love the integration Dropbox has as a standard folder on my PC, can access everything with phone and iPad. I had a quick google and look around.

Do the other options such as google drive or apple work as flawlessly on PC and android?

My experience with google drive is limited, my drive now is full of photos off my phone that I never asked to be put on there in what looks likes in no particular order for starters. I'm going to give it a go with the desktop app tonight. Apple seems cheap as well, but does it fill windows up with bloat wear like iTunes etc? And is it accessible like a normal folder?

Anyway, thought id throw the feelers out to see what the Bargainer's thought last thread I could find was a few years old.

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  • +2 votes

    If you have a microsoft Office subscription, make use of OneDrive.

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      I use onedrive and 2tb icloud family shared.

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      I pretty much use google docs so i can access them again anywhere. I guess on hindsight I should have researched google options more! :) Since I already use docs, android etc.

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    I feel you need to clarity your exact storage needs to get appropriate (to you) answers (eg size, need for (and timeliness of) downloads etc.)

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      Its taken me like 7 years to fill 15Gb full of documents, word, pdf, some photos of receipts etc. Pretty much use it as a digital filing cabinet.

      Timeliness i want to be able to access it from where ever i am via web, and local drive.

      Cheers.

  • +1 vote

    You'll find the answer here:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/

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      It's a digital disease!

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      Thats some data Love right there!

  • +1 vote

    The Family Office365 subscription is $130 and gives you 6tb (albeit across 6 emails). I know with some discounts (lots of businesses also have employee Microsoft discounts) it can be as cheap as $70 or so for the family Office365… not bad I think. There is also something to do with business google drive but I haven't looked into that too much.

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    Google one is best in my opinion. first of all if you don't care about editing your photos or printing them in poster size you can upload all your photos from any device for free to google photos with its high resolution upload option . Even If you want them in original quality you can buy 100GB for 25/Y which is very cheap. You can also use that 100GB for storing files and anything else in google drive.
    Prices and sizes are here : https://one.google.com/about

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      Cheers, yeah tossing up between google or one drive. Both seam the same, similar price. 100GB is more then enough.

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    I haven't really used iCloud (Apple) before, has anyone got any issues with it? I have a MBP and am looking at getting an iPhone so having them sync would be pretty cool.
    Thoughts?

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    Backblaze B2 likely the most affordable storage, and it's really good, but you might have to work with a third party software if you want to automate backups.

    Onedrive is a great option if you can access Office 365. You can buy the 12month subscription and share the subscription with other ozbargainers. I did that months ago and sold the spots in less than 24h.

    I paid for 100GB Google for a few years, but 100GB was no longer enough. Onedrive is 1TB for each account, and cheaper. Couldn't justify paying to Google anymore.

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    With TransIP free accounts shutting down I presume there will be a few more people looking here. I think I'll checkout pcloud since they have a linux client.