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Was just looking into Chromebooks and I noticed that they're offering 100GB of Google Drive space when you buy one. I already use Dropbox (100GB) but hardly have any content on there right now so the change would be easy. But should I?

Having had a glance at both of them, I can't see that they offer anything vastly different. But anyway, what do you use or prefer?

Your thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Having used both extensively for both business and personal, i would highly recommend Google Drive. I find it is a lot faster, and the Google Docs integration is extremely useful. I also fully expect Google Drive to include more features in the future.

It really boils down to personal preference though. There is not much of a discernible different between the two services (at present).

EDIT: Not to mention Google's infrastructure is FAR better. There have been numerous cases of Dropbox users losing their files/the service going down.
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post #3 of 14
I use Google Drive simply because I use everything else Google creates. It just makes sense to keep it in the same ecosystem.
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post #4 of 14
Google Drive also has an advantage in sharing: everyone with a Docs/Drive account has persistent, easy-to-find links to files you share...its integration in Gmail is one of the best things about it.
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I use both. I like using DropBox for pictures due to having the Auto-Upload option after taking a picture with my camera, Drive for docs, and other things. DropBox mostly.
 
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post #6 of 14
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Hmm. having looked at Drive a little more, I am starting to lean towards it.

The integration of Docs and Gmail is also great. Especially as I use most other things by Google, I think I may make the change!
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I dont like the Google Drive TOS in terms of content rights, The idea of giving Google free reign to do what they want with the content I upload. So I keep it to a bare minimum to only Google docs.

Everything else school, work and personal go on Dropbox or Skydrive.
Edited by ivr56 - 11/25/12 at 6:52pm
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Originally Posted by ivr56 View Post

I dont like the Google Drive TOS in terms of content rights, The idea of giving Google free reign to do what they want with the content I upload. So I keep it to a bare minimum to only Google docs.

Everything else school, work and personal go on Dropbox or Skydrive.

Also a good point but I'm not going to be using it for anything overly private so this doesn't bother me that much.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

Also a good point but I'm not going to be using it for anything overly private so this doesn't bother me that much.

If you want a quick concise breakdown of the TOS excerpts regarding ownership for Drive, Dropbox and Skydrive, check out this article:

http://blog.gsmarena.com/reading-the-fine-print-on-what-rights-google-microsoft-and-dropbox-have-on-your-files-editorial/

Quite disturbing when read like that! Nevertheless, i still prefer Drive over Dropbox.
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I love Google Drive.
It's a wonderful tool to keep files in sync between my main rig and laptop + easily share stuff for college group assignments.
I can also check it on my phone or make a quick edit via Google docs if I need to.

Only remark is the lack of settings for the windows program for Google drive. Would love to be able to set intervals for syncing.
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