Since so much of our work and life exists online, cloud storage for important documents and photos is a borderline necessity. Dropbox may be the OG of cloud storage, but common complaints include the price and lack of storage (2GB are free, but anything above that incurs a monthly cost unless you refer friends). But there are alternatives out there. We’ve rounded up four of the top-rated cloud storage options you should consider if Dropbox isn’t doing it for you.
There’s a reason Zoolz was named the No. 1 Best Cloud Storage and Online Backup Services by Business.com. Cloud storage can be quite the expense, but Zoolz offers a smarter way to purchase cloud backup with tiered solutions that are meant to address specific needs. For $49, you can store 1TB of Instant Vault data and 1TB of Cold Storage data for life, with no additional costs. Additional features users rave about include bandwidth throttling, icon overlay, and file retention. Considering it normally retails for $3,600, this is a huge deal — so far, over 500 Daily Beast readers have taken advantage of it.
iDrive was rated as one of the top backup solutions by Tom's Guide: Best Cloud Backup Services 201, and received a 4.5-star rating by PCMag, which said, “You won't find a better overall online backup service than the full-featured IDrive, especially for the price.” What sets iDrive apart from the rest is the price: it normally retails for $49.99, but you can get your lifetime subscription here for just $19.99. That includes unlimited backup for up to five devices, so you’ll never have to worry about increasing your plan to add more data. It’s also cross-platform compatible, meaning you can backup your iOS device and restore it to your Android and vice-versa. As the name implies, this is a mobile-only backup service, so this won't support desktop or laptop backup needs.
Degoo is all about that data. You’ll get 3TB of secure cloud storage, which is more than Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive combined. You can easily manage and share files with high-speed transfers and ultra-secure 256-bit AES encryption, and Degoo also replicates your backup as you perform it for extra peace of mind. Snag it while you can for $64.99 — it recently dropped in price from it’s already discounted rate of $73.99.
You may not be familiar with pCloud, but that doesn’t mean it's not worthy of your consideration. According to a review from TechRepublic, "The pCloud service is the best cloud sync you've never heard of." Sync up to 2TB of cloud storage across multiple devices — your home computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone — for a yearly subscription cost of $29.99. That’s 68% off the original price.
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