Google Drive, SkyDrive, Dropbox, Box, SugarSync Cloud Storage Price Comparison

With the launch of Google Drive and SkyDrive paid plans Cloud storage market is now crowded with too many players offering their services. As a user you have now more than handful of services to choose for your online storage needs.

If you look at the list of cloud storage service providers it is very long with some new entrants and with more established players including Amazon Cloud Drive, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, SkyDrive, SugarSync and more. All these services offer free storage to users and if you want more storage for your needs you can always buy using their paid plans. Pricing for the online storage varies from service provider to service provider.

For some pricing may not be a priority for example for businesses, they want features like security and reliability. For users pricing also plays an important factor along with other features in determining the cloud storage for their needs.

Below chart compares the pricing and other features of these cloud storage services.

While I would prefer SkyDrive and Dropbox as I am using them currently, you can decide yourself what best suits your needs. Google Drive is any way is integrated well with Google Docs and Gmail, and 5GB is good enough for average user. In terms of price SkyDrive is cheaper compared to others and it offers 7Gb of free storage, if you are an existing user you get 25GB for free.

Do you use any of these cloud storage services, if so what is your favorite and what would you recommend to others.?



  1. Why does Google offer only 5GB on Google Drive (for free)?…

    Good Question! Personally I think it has more to do with better positioning of their priced packages. * 5Gb is negligible, sure, but only because Dropbox JUST expanded their baseline free space. * Google Drive’s priced packages are noticeably cheaper …