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Online Backup Companies Google Drive Review

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User Rating:9.0

$2.50/Month

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What We Like:

  • Edit documents online
  • Share with multiple users
  • Sync files instantly over Google's servers
  • Upload many different file types
  • Google docs don't count against space
Review by Steven Johnson
Created: February 14, 2012 / Updated: May 14, 2013
 
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User reviews

Average user rating from: 2 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
9.0
Ease of Use 
 
9.8  (2)
Features 
 
9.3  (2)
Space / Price 
 
9.8  (2)
Customer Support 
 
7.3  (2)
Security 
 
9.0  (2)
Ratings (the higher the better)
  • Ease of Use
    How easy was the software to configure and run your first backup?
  • Features
    How many helpful tools are available?
  • Space / Price
    How much space do you get for your money?
  • Customer Support
    How helpful and accessible is customer support?
  • Security
    How secure do you feel your data is?
Overview
Pros and Cons
Comments
It's been great to have Google Drive. As a Google docs user, It was an easy transition for me. It just so happened that I had a lot of my docs already organized and there was very little confusion when I set up the desktop sync folder. I does get a little weird with the new file type support. Files that are not recognized by Google aren't as flexible in the web app. This isn't a problem, but more of an aesthetic choice.

Like most Google products, you aren't going to get much technical support. You may find a FAQ about how to troubleshoot a problem, but you will never speak to a representative.

That being said, most of the time you can count on Drive to work and the price is right. So for me it works pretty well. I would just hate if someone started using it and got stuck and had to cancel because the technical support was poor.


Overall rating 
 
8.0
Ease of Use 
 
9.5
Features 
 
8.5
Space / Price 
 
9.5
Customer Support 
 
4.5
Security 
 
8.0

A Good Step For Google

Overall Rating: 8.0 out of 10
Reviewed by: Randy
Experience Level: Backup Expert
Customer for: more than 1 year
Reviewed on: April 26, 2013

Pros and Cons

Pros
Easy to sync files
Plans are affordable
Not hard to set up with Gmail
Document editing, sharing and collaboration
Cons
Getting direct techincal support from Google is near impossible
Glitchy, slow loading pages on website

Full Review

It's been great to have Google Drive. As a Google docs user, It was an easy transition for me. It just so happened that I had a lot of my docs already organized and there was very little confusion when I set up the desktop sync folder. I does get a little weird with the new file type support. Files that are not recognized by Google aren't as flexible in the web app. This isn't a problem, but more of an aesthetic choice.

Like most Google products, you aren't going to get much technical support. You may find a FAQ about how to troubleshoot a problem, but you will never speak to a representative.

That being said, most of the time you can count on Drive to work and the price is right. So for me it works pretty well. I would just hate if someone started using it and got stuck and had to cancel because the technical support was poor.


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I really like Google Drive, and prefer it over any other backup. I like it for the sharing capabilities, and the integration with GMail, Picasa, and Google Docs to say the least. It works great with my clients and I am one very happy Customer.
Overall rating 
 
10.0
Ease of Use 
 
10.0
Features 
 
10.0
Space / Price 
 
10.0
Customer Support 
 
10.0
Security 
 
10.0

Reliable Google

Overall Rating: 10.0 out of 10
Reviewed by: Paul
Experience Level: Backup Beginner
Customer for: one to three months
Reviewed on: April 26, 2013

Pros and Cons

Pros
It's Google
I use many other Google products so this just helps sync it all together
easy to share with other people including clients
Love the layout online
Offline mode is also very easy to use
Can edit most of your files online with Googles other products
I could go on
Cons
None as of yet

Full Review

I really like Google Drive, and prefer it over any other backup. I like it for the sharing capabilities, and the integration with GMail, Picasa, and Google Docs to say the least. It works great with my clients and I am one very happy Customer.

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Company Overview

Lowest Price
$2.50/Month
Storage Space
25GB
Free Trial
No
Free Plan
5GB
Single Computer Plans
Yes
Multi Computer Plans
Yes
Business Plans
Yes
Enterprise Plans
Yes
Year Established
1998
Price
$2.50/Month

Supported Operating Systems

Windows
Yes
Mac OSX
Yes
Linux
No
Windows Server
No
iPhone / iPad App
Yes
Android App
Yes
Windows Mobile App
No
Blackberry App
No

Backup Features

Scheduler
No
Versioning / Snapshot
Yes
Browse Files Online
Yes
Incremental Backup
Yes
Bandwidth Throttle
No
Idle Backup
Yes
Resumes After Interruption
Yes

Support Options

Email/Online Ticket Support
No
Phone Support
No
Live Chat
No
Blog
Yes
Knowledgebase
Yes
FAQs
Yes
Tutorials
Yes
Video Tutorials
Yes

Web/Mobile/Remote Access

Web Access
Yes
Mobile Phone Access
Yes
FTP Access
Yes
Can Set Permissions
Yes

File Restore Options

Restore from Software
Yes
Restore from Website
Yes
Restore to Hard Drive and Ship
No

Security

SSL Secure Transfer
Yes
Data Encryption
Yes
Geo-Redundant Storage
Yes
User Generated Encryption Key
Yes

Company Highlights:

Google Drive is a cloud backup solution provided by Google. It replaces Google Docs and adds new features. It comes with free 5GB's of storage and cheap plans for more storage.

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About Google Drive

Goggle Drive expands the existing Google Docs platform to include a free 5GB storage space for any files you want. It’s an easy to use suite and you can edit documents right from the webapp. Google was founded in 2008 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page and has grown to being the #1 most used website in the world.

They take on a lot of projects that come and go. Some like Google Plus and Gmail have been a success. Because of Google Docs’ already existing user base, lots of people will be using Google Drive.

Google Drive Facts

  • Over 28,000 employees
  • Located in Mountain View, CA
  • Over 10 Years in Internet Technology
  • Worldwide recognition
  • Tons of awards and accolades

Google Drive Features & Plans

  • 25GB’s for $2.50/Month or $30/Year
  • 100GB’s for $4.99/Month or $60/Year
  • 200GB’s for $9.99/Month or $120/Year
  • 400GB’s for $19.99/Month or $240/Year
  • 1TB for $49.99/Month or $600/Year
  • 2TB’s for $99.99/Month or $1200/Year
  • 4TB’s for $199.99/Month or $2400/Year
  • 8TB’s for $399.99/Month or $4800/Year
  • 16TB’s for $799.99/Month or $9600/Year

Google Drive Technical Features

Global access from mobile devices and computers, sync and edit files in collaborative work environment, enhanced searching capabilities, app store, simplified permissions control, history and revision control.

Google Drive Support

  • Phone Support: No
  • Email Support: No
  • Ticket System: No
  • Live Support Chat: No
  • Support Forums: Yes
  • FAQ & Knowledge base: Yes
  • Video Tutorials: Yes
  • Company Blog: Yes

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