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Old 04-14-12, 06:09 PM   #26
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

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Yes, it's externally available, and Synology has mobile apps, and I have gobs of bandwidth because Canada! :P
And was it free? And does Synology automatically replace the drive and transfer all of your files over when it fails, without you even having to notify them? And does it seamlessly integrate with hundreds (if not thousands) of apps on your phone/tablet?
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Old 04-14-12, 09:13 PM   #27
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

Can I upload to your NAS? Just give me 5 GB of storage. Thanks!
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Old 04-16-12, 07:44 PM   #28
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

5GB free and should launch next week per reports
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Old 04-16-12, 10:15 PM   #29
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

I wonder if they'll just expand Google Docs to 5 GB and call it gdrive.
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Old 04-16-12, 10:27 PM   #30
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

Dropbox works fine for my uses, not sure why I'd want to go through the trouble to switch unless Google offers significantly more disk space.
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Old 04-17-12, 12:32 AM   #31
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

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Dropbox works fine for my uses, not sure why I'd want to go through the trouble to switch unless Google offers significantly more disk space.
why does one have to switch ... I'm sure both can function just fine side by side
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Old 04-17-12, 07:42 AM   #32
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

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Dropbox works fine for my uses, not sure why I'd want to go through the trouble to switch unless Google offers significantly more disk space.
For me, it all depends on what kind of integration it has with Android. For example, if it automatically uploads photos from my Android devices and those photos don't count toward storage the limit, I'll probably be compelled to use it.

(I know that capability exists today with Google+, but I'd strongly prefer not to participate in a social network just to get that capability).
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Old 04-17-12, 11:05 AM   #33
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

If you just want to have a backup in the cloud almost any provider is fine, box.net, dropbox, etc. SkyDrive gives you 25 GB.

If you want to be able to sync your files, that's a different world. Most people really like dropbox, even if it's the one that gives you the less space "out of the box", box.net and Skydrive give you 5 GB for example.
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Old 04-17-12, 12:07 PM   #34
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

I think one appeal of "settling" for the service from google as opposed to better alternatives is that google is likely to be around in 5 years, and several of these cloud-type sites have already gone under iirc.
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Old 04-20-12, 10:14 AM   #35
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Google and ____-killer is pretty humorous at this point.
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Old 04-24-12, 11:47 AM   #36
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

https://drive.google.com/
And it's launched.

5GB free
20GB/$5
80GB/$20
200GB/$50
400GB/$100
1TB/$256
2TB/$512
4TB/$1024
8TB/$2048
16TB/$4096

those are yearly prices.
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Old 04-24-12, 11:51 AM   #37
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

As I expected, they just made google docs bigger. I still like the Skydrive web UI better.

What's the max upload size - still 1GB?
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Old 04-24-12, 01:20 PM   #38
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

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https://drive.google.com/
And it's launched.

5GB free
20GB/$5
80GB/$20
200GB/$50
400GB/$100
1TB/$256
2TB/$512
4TB/$1024
8TB/$2048
16TB/$4096

those are yearly prices.
So this pricing has completely disappeared. So strange, as that was taken directly from my own Google Drive account settings. The new pricing doesn't seem as good and has changed from yearly to monthly.
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Old 04-24-12, 01:23 PM   #39
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

Not available for my account yet (either of them actually), that's kind of weak.
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Old 04-24-12, 01:43 PM   #40
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

Took about an hour for me to become available.
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Old 04-24-12, 02:14 PM   #41
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

Mine works. Surprised that the storage starts so low.
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Old 04-24-12, 02:34 PM   #42
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

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So this pricing has completely disappeared. So strange, as that was taken directly from my own Google Drive account settings. The new pricing doesn't seem as good and has changed from yearly to monthly.
Those apparently were the old prices Google offered for storage. They have a help page showing the difference:

http://support.google.com/drive/bin/...er_old_storage
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Old 04-26-12, 05:30 PM   #43
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

Mine took a couple of days to start working.
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Old 04-26-12, 07:43 PM   #44
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

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Awesome, so Google can now scan the contents of my Gdrive files and show me ads.
Actually they have full rights to any and all data you put on GDrive. They can actually use the content in any way they want, and that continues even after you cancel the service and 'delete' your data.

But hell it's not like that will stop anyone from using it...

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Old 04-26-12, 07:44 PM   #45
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

terms and conditions... maybe that's par for the course for these storage places, but it's pretty scary sounding.
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Old 04-26-12, 08:00 PM   #46
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

A fair point to ask about... but no, it's nothing like other services.

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Except for material that we license to you, we don’t claim ownership of the content you provide on the service. Your content remains your content. We also don’t control, verify, or endorse the content that you and others make available on the service.
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By using our Services you provide us with information, files, and folders that you submit to Dropbox (together, “your stuff”). You retain full ownership to your stuff. We don’t claim any ownership to any of it. These Terms do not grant us any rights to your stuff or intellectual property except for the limited rights that are needed to run the Services, as explained below. … To be clear, aside from the rare exceptions we identify in our Privacy Policy, no matter how the Services change, we won’t share your content with others, including law enforcement, for any purpose unless you direct us to.
But, like I said, it won't stop anyone from using it.
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Old 04-26-12, 08:28 PM   #47
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Old 04-26-12, 08:49 PM   #48
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Re: GDrive aka Google's Dropbox killer

Really ignorant question here, especially since I don't handle any of this stuff myself. Isn't the benefit of the Google service the ability to search?
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Wait... you mean the inevitable rationalizing of Google's 'privacy' policies are happening again in the media? On CNBC no less?

Wow... didn't see that coming.
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Old 04-26-12, 09:29 PM   #50
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Really ignorant question here, especially since I don't handle any of this stuff myself. Isn't the benefit of the Google service the ability to search?
Yeah, I don't trust anything on a Google platform to be any more secure from inspection than it would be if I put it out in front of my house.

By "benefit", you meant to Google, didn't you?
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