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Free Cloud Storage

Free cloud storage. It has a nice ring to it, kinda like free money. The good news for bargain hunters is that these days just about every respectable member of the best cloud storage club has a free plan of some kind. It probably surprises nobody, however, to point out that some of these freebies are free for a reason.

Google Drive: 15GB free

Google Drive Storage
Google Drive Storage

Google today significantly dropped the prices for its Google Drive online storage service. The first 15GB of storage remain free, but 100GB now costs just $1.99 per month instead of $4.99. Even more impressively, though, you can now get a terabyte of online storage for $9.99 a month, down from $49.99.

Box: 10GB free

 

Box Storage
Box Storage

Box’s free account includes 10 GB of storage, with a maximum file size of 250 MB. Dropbox gives a scant 2 GB, but there is a mechanism to earn a bonus 500 MB for every person you get to join the service.

OneDrive: 5GB free (1TB for students)

OneDrive Storage
OneDrive Storage

One Drive offers free storage for anyone with a Microsoft account will only get 5GB of free storage, instead of 15GB. We will update this guide in 2016 when those changes are made.

iCloud: 5GB free.

iCloud Storage
iCloud Storage

When you set up iCloud, you automatically get 5GB of free storage. You can use that storage space to back up your device and to keep all of your photos, videos, documents, and text messages securely stored and updated everywhere.

Dropbox: 2GB free, plus up to 16GB extra

Dropbox Storage
Dropbox Storage

Dropbox gives its users plenty of opportunities to get extra storage to beef up the paltry 2GB you get when you sign up. If you participate in the quick Getting Started tutorial, you get 250MB. Turn on the automatic photo upload feature on any of the mobile apps to get 3GB of extra space (you can get only 3GB total, not per device). You can earn 500MB for each friend you refer to Dropbox who actually signs up for the service, up to 16GB total, or 32 referrals.

Amazon Drive: 5GB + unlimited photos with Prime

Amazon Drive Storage
Amazon Drive Storage

Any customer that signs up with Prime will get storage with Amazon automatically gets 5 GB for free. Prime members will continue to receive free unlimited photo storage and 5 GB of free storage for non-photo content.

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