well they promise "8GB" or whatever for gmail but its so hard to actually use the space that the expected usage is far less than 8GB and so google has some internal function that will estimate the expectation of usage, which takes into account max size and ease of use and traits of actual users, so when they offer 8GB it doesnt actually incur the whole 8GB cost to google, but if they offered 5GB on gdrive, it might actually cost google way more in actual space than the 8GB promised through Gmail.
[citation][nom]Raidur[/nom]*shrugI'll stick to my physical drives.[/citation]
It's going to be very interesting when more people realize Google already indexes their physical drives without them even knowing it.
With the state of 'high speed' internet in the US try uploading 5GB of data like you would for a backup (does anyone still have only 5GB to back up).
Until we get true igh speed internet service both up- and downstream the whole cloud business is not as useful as it could be.
Besides, you really want to entrust your 'backups' to an entity that is not liable in case of a loss ?
I use skydrive all the time. It's great for collaborative works. Just imagine having to send a 10mb email to 20 people. Or sending 500mb of files. It just doesn't work. I like these services. Don't confuse this with cloud services.
I can see people using this for school and backing up somewhat less important docs for work but most won't likely have much use for it except for those who are always working between comps in many locations. 5gb isn't much but oh well.
[citation][nom]__-_-_-__[/nom]I use skydrive all the time. It's great for collaborative works. Just imagine having to send a 10mb email to 20 people. Or sending 500mb of files. It just doesn't work. I like these services. Don't confuse this with cloud services.[/citation]
They are cloud services, cloud is just online backup and access to files instead of storing them on a physical drive at your location. Cloud is not just one thing, it is pretty much any service that stores your files on them like an HDD but that is hosted by another company on the internet.
MS in my opinion still has the better option with skydrive, I use skydrive everyday for work, home and my personal stuff. 25gb free space cant go wrong with that. Unfortunately no good apps for my ipad, can only access skydrive to barely view my files without editing thats the only downside.