Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Google Drive available... storage prices double!

During the night from Tuesday to Wednesday (Singapore time), Google finally released Drive, allowing sync between devices and Google Docs (renamed Drive).

In the operation, Google storage prices unfortunately went up (for instance 20GB from US$5/y to 29.88/y (2.49/m, for 25GB... Google changed the sizes to avoid easy comparisons ;-) ).

Google Drive remains the cheapest when compared to Dropbox and iCloud:

Online Storage price comparisons
Among the other online storage services, Singapore-based insync costs also increase, as the service itself is free, but the underlying storage cost is the one paid to Google.


Screenshot of the prices of the different services:
Google storage prices before Google Drive

Google storage prices post-Google Drive
Google storage price for large quantity





Dropbox

Apple iCloud