How do i activate 100gb of free google drive storage on my chromebook?


Online or Cloud storage has been around for a while, but there has never been a better time than now to lớn get yourself some không tính tiền storage.

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There are many cloud storage providers, offering both miễn phí và paid storage plans, & with a little bit of work, and some organisation, you can get more than 100GB of không lấy phí cloud storage in a matter of minutes.

Note: Getting your không lấy phí 100GB+ of storage will require you khổng lồ spread your photos, emails and documents over multiple storage providers. Of course, you could simply pay £15.99 a year và get 100GB from Google Drive sầu (or a similar amount from several other storage providers), but nothing feels as good as không lấy phí feels, right?

What is Cloud Storage?

Cloud storage, or online storage, simply means a tệp tin storage space remote from your device, i.e. the files you save are not physically kept on the device you save sầu them from, such as an internal or external hard drive. Cloud storage services are typically banks of huge servers that allow the transfer & storage of huge amounts of data, often spread across multiple machines và locations.

Because your files are not stored remotely, they can be accessed by you from multiple devices or locations without having lớn copy files from device khổng lồ device, as long as you have the software needed khổng lồ access your storage. In many cases, you don’t even need that, just access to an Internet browser.

Google Drive sầu – 15GB Free

If you have sầu a Google account, you already have sầu access to lớn 15GB of không lấy phí storage space. This 15GB is divided between Drive sầu, Gmail and Google Photos (for hi-res photos – you get unlimited storage for photos of less than 16MP), so you might not have sầu the whole 15GB available for additional documents, images, etc.

Google drive syncs perfectly with an Android phone, but can also be accessed through iOS apps, or on a computer (either through a small bit of file management software, or through your browser).

Google occasionally allows you to add an additional 2GB of free space for completing certain account tasks. If you want to lớn tăng cấp by more than that, you can choose one of the paid plans, which offer 100, 200, 1TB, 10TB và 20TB, for between £1.59 và £159.99 a month.

Amazon Drive – 5GB Free

Amazon Drive is included with your Amazon tài khoản (not just Prime accounts), giving you 5GB of không lấy phí storage for the most common tệp tin types (PDF’s, Jpeg, Zip, etc). Unfortunately, it isn’t yet available in all countries outside of the US, but likely will be at some point. If you need more storage space, there are various tăng cấp options available, from 100GB for £1.49 a month, lớn 30TB for… a lot more!

If you already have an Amazon Prime tài khoản, you also get access lớn Amazon Photos, which gives you unlimited phokhổng lồ storage, as well as 5GB for videos & some other files. It also includes enhanced search và organization features. Using the Family Vault, you can invite up to five sầu members to lớn receive unlimited phokhổng lồ storage, và collect photos together.


MEGA is a tệp tin sharing & cloud storage service based in New Zeal& (not that location really matters for cloud storage…) that offers a huge 50GB miễn phí trương mục, but with some conditions.

When you mix up a miễn phí account, you will have sầu access to lớn your 50GB for a month, after that time, the free storage space reduces to lớn 15GB. This can be boosted baông chồng up to 50GB again be completing achievements such as installing the MEGA phầm mềm, using Megasync and referring a friover.


However, even these free boosts expire after 180 or 365 days, taking you baông xã down to lớn the (actually) free 15GB.

Despite all of the conditions, MEGA is still a good option, even if you only stiông xã with the 15GB you get without completing the achievements. One of the key features it boasts about is the cấp độ of encryption offered, with files encoded by a client-side encryption system called AES. This system means, in theory, that not even MEGA can view the files you store online.

If you want lớn get more storage, without the hassle of it expiring, you can do so for £4.37 per month (200GB), £8.74 per month (1TB), or £17.49 (4TB).

OneDrive Basic – 5GB Free

Previously known as SkyDrive sầu, OneDrive is Microsoft’s không tính tiền cloud storage option, available to anyone (not just those using Windows). You will need lớn have a Hotmail or Live sầu mail email account to lớn take advantage of the không lấy phí 5GB, but as these are also không tính phí to set up, it is worth doing just khổng lồ get access to the storage offer.

If you are a student (or if you work in education) và have sầu a school or university email address, you can get a whopping 1TB of storage, completely free! You also get access lớn the entire Microsoft Office suite on up lớn five devices.

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If you aren’t a student, and want lớn upgrade khổng lồ a paid cloud storage trương mục, you can vày so for as little as £1.99 a month (50GB), or as much as £7.99 a month (5TB).

Box – 10GB Free

Box cloud storage is aimed more at business users, but they vì chưng still offer a miễn phí individual 10GB plan. There is a 250MB limit lớn the kích thước of any single tệp tin uploaded, but this shouldn’t be a problem for most of the normal things you will want khổng lồ store.

As you might expect from a business-class storage service, Box works pretty seamlessly with apps such as Office 365, Slaông xã, Salesforce, Netsuite & Docusign, but it also works very well as a simple cloud storage solution.

There are apps available for both iOS & Android, allowing you lớn store photos & other files directly from your phone or tablet, và a desktop app for syncing files from your computer.

If you want khổng lồ tăng cấp your storage, you can vày so for £8 a month (100GB – 5GB tệp tin upload limit). Or you can get that same amount of storage on a Business Starter plan for just £4 a month.

Dropbox – Up to lớn 16GB

Dropbox is easily one of the biggest và best-known names in cloud storage, being one of the first khổng lồ offer a free account when the service launched in 2008. Although the individual free accounts only offer an initial 2GB of storage, you can quickly bump that amount up lớn a huge 16GB by referring others to sign up. Each person who signs up for a không tính tiền trương mục using your link, adds 500MB khổng lồ your storage total.

Dropbox can be used either in a browser, or can be downloaded và installed on multiple devices, including Windows, Android, iOS & MacOS machines. Dropbox makes it very easy lớn giới thiệu files with others, by sending them a simple liên kết lớn cliông xã which takes them lớn the folder/tệp tin you have shared.

We use Dropbox a lot here at BDM, and have found that if syncing lots of files in the desktop app, it can slow down our computers a bit. Because of this, we tkết thúc to use the browser version, which is just as easy khổng lồ get on with.

If you want to upgrade to lớn more storage with Dropbox, you can vị so for £7.99, or £19.99 a month, giving you 1TB or 2TB respectively.

Sync – Up to 20GB+

Sync is perhaps not a name that trips off the tongue when talking about cloud storage, but this relatively new company is really starting to make waves in the world of online storage.

The free offering starts at 5GB, và is completely không tính phí forever, never expires, & the free tài khoản offers almost exactly the same features the paid accounts bởi (just with less space). You can expand your storage by referring others, getting an additional 1GB of storage for each person that signs up. The maximum is supposed to lớn be 20GB, but Sync itself has said that anyone wanting to lớn refer beyond this can tin nhắn the company to lớn request to have sầu the cap removed.

As you would expect, Sync offers desktop and Mobile apps for managing file storage wherever you are, và has the sort of security you would expect, including two-factor authentication, remote device lockout, & 2048-bit encryption for files.

If you have no friends to bug with referral liên kết, you can pay to tăng cấp your Sync storage, for the very reasonable amount of $49 (£38 approx) a year for 500GB.

What can you store with 100GB?

Not sure if you need 1GB, 10GB or 100GB? Let’s take a look at just how much stuff you can store* with your không lấy phí 100GB of cloud storage.

*approximate figures, based on average file sizes

Microsoft Word Documents = 1887400PDF Documents = 314600Photos (1.5MB each) = 61400Full Length Movies (1.5GB each) = 66Full Length Songs (4MB each) = 23000Find more guides lượt thích this in…

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