Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Google Drive: How does it work

The long awaited cloud storage service from Google is finally here. It is being rolled out in a phased manner and you can still click the 'notify me' link to be notified when your Google Drive is ready. Google Drive will work like other cloud-sync and storage services like DropBox and Microsoft's SkyDrive. Cloud Storage is web based storage that allows you to upload and store files and then share it with other using file synchronization. So once you have Google Drive it will create a single folder on your computer and sync your files with Google's servers and all your other devices that have Google Drive. 

Google Drive - How to get started
You will need to go to the Google Drive home and then install Google Drive on your PC. The service then gives you 5GB of free storage in which you can upload all your files. You can upload docs, pics, movies etc. Once synced with your other devices. You files will now be available wherever you are. All you need is an internet connection to access all your files and folders. The only thing you will need will be an internet connection to access your stuff. You will also be able to share your files with other users. 

What devices is Google Drive available for
Google Drive is available for PC and MAC, Android Devices with iPhone and iPad coming soon. iPad and iPhone users might need to wait a little longer.

How much will is cost after using the 5 GB of free storage.
Google Drive is offering as of now 16TB of storage and you can find the entire price list over here

Google Drive also has support for Google Docs
This would mean that if you are collaborating on a project you can now invite all your team mates to work on the same doc using Google Drive. 

What about security
With Google Drive you can use Google's Two step verification process to add an extra level of security to your Google Drive. 
Download Google Drive now. To know more of the features available click here

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