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Google Drive Review

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User Rating: 8.2

Review by Steven Johnson
Written: February 14, 2012
Updated: May 23, 2012
 
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User reviews

Average user rating from: 1 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
8.2
Ease of Use 
 
10.0  (1)
Features 
 
6.0  (1)
Space / Price 
 
9.0  (1)
Customer Support 
 
7.0  (1)
Security 
 
9.0  (1)
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
So far I am happy with google drive. I signed up for 100GB per month plan. The data syncs up and it works well.

I think sharing could be a little easier and I wish they had an iOS app for my iphone and ipad.

I do like that Google Drive works great with my google docs and my google account. I use gmail so it is nice to have most things in one place.

I just hope that Google does not start sharing my files. I don't expect them do but I wish the end user agreement was more assuring.

I am glad that I tried them out and I hope they improve the sharing and release their iOS app.
Overall rating 
 
8.2
Ease of Use 
 
10.0
Features 
 
6.0
Space / Price 
 
9.0
Customer Support 
 
7.0
Security 
 
9.0

So Far So Good

Overall Rating: 8.2 out of 10
Reviewed by: Zac
Experience Level: Backup User
Customer for: one to three months
Reviewed on: June 14, 2012

Pros and Cons

Pros
It is Google
Very easy to install
Price is competitive
Cons
Privacy agreement gives concern
Sharing could be better
No iPhone app

Full Review

So far I am happy with google drive. I signed up for 100GB per month plan. The data syncs up and it works well.

I think sharing could be a little easier and I wish they had an iOS app for my iphone and ipad.

I do like that Google Drive works great with my google docs and my google account. I use gmail so it is nice to have most things in one place.

I just hope that Google does not start sharing my files. I don't expect them do but I wish the end user agreement was more assuring.

I am glad that I tried them out and I hope they improve the sharing and release their iOS app.

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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
Year Established
1998

Supported Operating Systems

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

Backup Features

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

File Restore Options

Backup Software Restore
Yes
Web Interface Restore
Yes
Zip File Restore
No
FTP File Restore
No
Physical Media Restore
No

Security

SSL Secure Transfer
Yes
Data Encryption
Yes
Geo-Redundant Storage
Yes
User Generated Encryption Key
No

Notable Features:

  • 5 Free GB's
  • Upload lots of file types
  • Edit files from the web
  • App store
  • Cheap plans

Company Highlights:

Google is one of the largest Internet Technology companies on earth. They have over 28,000 employees and have dozens of products. Getting into cloud storage was an logical transition for them since their work with Google Docs is all cloud based. They took that existing platform and transformed it into a cloud storage solution.

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Summary:

Google Drive is Google’s cloud storage solution. They have made a name for themselves being the first online word processing suite. Now they have expanded their reach to include cloud storage.

Drive takes Google Docs and adds 5 free GB’s of extra space and allows you to upload any type of files you want. It is a very easy to use system, and with Google constantly making upgrades to it, it will likely be a household name in no time.

Genie9 Plans & Pricing:

  • 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

Company Profile:

Google was founded in 1998 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page. These college kids started the company in their Stanford dorm room and it grew very fast. Sun Microsystem’s founder Bechtolsheim was one of the first investors.

Their total acquisitions is $21.3 Billion, they have tons of products including Google Plus and Gmail. Google has started many products like Google Wave that do not last. However, Google Drive is seen as a major player and will not likely disappear anytime soon.

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