So we’ve shared with you a price comparison of some of the more mainstream cloud storage services available but it looks like in the recent week, there are more for you to pick from with very, very attractive rates. For light users, you can get extra storage from as low as USD$0.99/year or if you’re a heavy user, you can get 1TB of cloud storage for a very affordable price; yes, even cheaper than what Google is offering now.
First up, iDrive (not the BMW one), is currently having a promotion for Android users, allowing you to get 100GB of storage at only $0.99/year, every year, forever. Do note that in the 100GB of storage – 50GB is for backup and another 50GB is for sync, but still, $0.99/year is an amazing deal, and it’s not even a one-time thing. If you wish to sign up for it, just download iDrive into your Android device and purchase away. Once done, the 50GB + 50GB of space will be available across all your devices.
This is a pretty timely announcement too, iDrive recently released an update to its mobile apps, bringing several key features to make it as competitive as the rest namely:
- Sync files and folders right from your mobile. Synced files will automatically appear on all linked devices.
- Backup and sync unlimited number of devices into a single account and access them from anywhere.
- Selective Backup and restore only the stuffs you ned.
- Share single or multiple of files/folders using a single link – set permissions and passwords.
- Automatic mobile upload that automatically upload your photos and videos as soon as you take them via Wi-Fi or cellular
- Data is secure and encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption
- Optional private key encryption that makes your data “NSA-proof”
Next up, if you’re a heavy user who rely on the cloud for everything you do, MediaFire is now offering 1TB of cloud storage for only USD$4.99/month. What more, the company is offering an extra 50% on your first purchase, giving you access to the cloud at an even cheaper price; the 50% deal is applicable for yearly subscription as well. This means that your initial monthly purchase will cost only USD$2.49/month, or your first yearly purchase of 1TB storage (buy 1 year get 2 months free), is only USD$24.99; that’s about USD$2.1/month for 1TB of storage. In contrast, Google is offering 100GB for USD$1.99/month.
Unfortunately though, MediaFire’s app for iOS and Android devices are not as attractive as the rest out there, from a consumer’s point of view at least – it does not have automatic photo/video upload and to upload things from your iPhone, for example, you will have to do so one by one (but I have over a thousand pictures in my camera roll!). Fortunately, according to MediaFire’s blog, they will be launching new native apps for iOS and Android to solve that problem and bring new features as well.
Alright now, anybody signing up for these?