Sounds like a tall order, right? But we’re not about to break your heart on a promise. It’s no joke wanting to get extra memory – not to mention shedding some hard-earned savings – to get your files some space. Your knight in shining armor: cloud storage.
Yes, thanks to cloud storage, you’ll be able to expand your functionality in no time syncing all those files in every conceivable device (e.g., PC, Mac, tablet, smartphones) without having to do a single transfer. And to a large extent, create a bulletproof back-up system – relatively.
Welcome to the world of cloud storage! Get your iPad ready on those nifty iPad mini keyboard perhaps. A wonderful gift for your i-tablet awaits: 100GB extra storage. Here’s how:
To note, it takes a little patience to build free-as-in-free-lunch free storage but if your goal is higher than 100GB, say 225GB then it takes a lot more than just your usual run-of-the-mill patience. The good news is it’s possible.
1. Start with the common ones.
There are plenty of apps that should furnish you a generous amount of extra storage. Though you may not lump them together as a single entity, getting access to them will definitely widen your functionality.
For starters, get Google Drive. With an above-average 15GB of free cloud storage you should be off to a good start.
Next add, DropBox and Box to the list. That should add up to an extra 7GB with 2GB and 5GB from each correspondingly. Now your running total is 22GB.
Next stop, get 5GB storage from Amazon Cloud Drive. That should throw your extra space to 27GB, inching closer to 50GB.
Bear in mind though, that for each of these services, you will be needing a password so be wary and don’t get things all mixed up. You’d need one to avail of each service.
Add to your list SkyDrive. This should get you another 7GB of extra storage increasing your running total to 34GB.
2. Add some more to the mix.
To get you even closer to 50 GB, hook up with MiMedia (m) Drive and get additional 7GB of extra space. Now, you’re definitely looking good with 41GB of storage.
Then, avail of Sugarsync. This one assigns its own virtual drive letter – just like your C: or D: – in lieu of the regular customized folder, and should boost your storage capacity to an additional 5GB. Running total rises to 46GB.
Your running total for free extra storage should look something like this:
Google Drive: 15GB
Amazon Cloud Drive: 5GB
MiMedia (m) Drive: 7GB
Running Total: 46GB
Wow! You’re about ready to get to 50GB. You can do this by employing two cloud services that make use of a desktop app in its file storage protocol instead of the usual creation of a folder via Windows.
These are MediaFire and Ubuntu One. MediaFire will give you 10 GB of extra space while the latter will add another 5GB. So with this in the picture, you are going to have 61GB of extra room for your files.
Lastly, before things go forgotten, there is another service that can get you 2GB free, not much but it definitely is an added boost. The name’s SpiderOak and should get your mini-total climbing to 63GB.
3. Go Mega.
For your final push in this quest towards 100GB you should employ our most coveted online cloud storage yet. Yes, drum roll please. This notorious service is called Mega.co.nz and yes that was no typo error. Get hold of this one-in-a-million service and your supercloud storage should balloon like never before.
Yes, going Mega will give you will hand you a whopping 50GB, yes you heard that one right, 50GB of cloud storage. Go on access the given site to see for yourself.
The only drawback which could be your most immediate concern after getting the gargantuan storage (i.e., 113 GB) is finding ways to fill it up – to the brim.