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Google Drive finally launched

The long awaited Google Drive service has been finally released. Now you can store everything you want to your place on the Internet and access it from anywhere.

  Author: mat | Source: Google.com | 25th April 2012  

Google Drive is a service similar to DropBox. It let's you store all the documents, pictures, videos, or what ever files you want to the Internet. Well not really everything spacewise, in a free version of Google Drive you get 5 GB (Gigabyte) of free space. That's about the size of one DVD or space for about 1000 of your favorite MP3 songs (depending on the quality) or quite a load full of text documents and pictures.

You can then access the uploaded data from a PC, Mac, Android devices. iPhone and iPad support is coming soon as well. Google drive let's you share your data with other users and the cool thing is,  you can actually work on a document with other users at a same time. This functionality works like a treat in Google Docs for quite some time now.

As already mentioned, you get 5 GB of free space, but if you want more, you need to pay extra:

25 GB (Gigabyte)
$2.49 / Month
+25 GB for Drive and Picasa
Bonus: Your Gmail storage will be upgraded to 25 GB.

100 GB (Gigabyte)
$4.99 / Month
+100 GB for Drive and Picasa
Bonus: Your Gmail storage will be upgraded to 25 GB.

200 GB (Gigabyte)
$9.99 / Month

400 GB (Gigabyte)
$19.99 / Month

1 TB (Terabyte)
$49.99 / Month

2 TB (Terabyte)
$99.99 / Month

4 TB (Terabyte)
$199.99 / Month

8 TB (Terabyte)
$399.99 / Month

16 TB (Terabyte)
$799.99 / Month


Click here for a step-by-step tutorial on how to setup and use Google Drive.


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podtalje, 25th Apr 2012, 5:18 PM
"When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content."

Personally I am a little concerned about the above statement.
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mat, 26th Apr 2012, 1:55 AM
This sure is a scary statement. I wonder if you get the same disclaimer if you choose to pay for an upgraded account?

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KimmyK, 26th Apr 2012, 2:14 AM
I don't mind that, it's a free service and we live in a consumer driven society.
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mat, 1st May 2012, 2:57 AM
If you want to find out how to setup and use Google Drive click the following link: http://dreevoo.com/en/content.php?id=644

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