While Google Drive is already a fantastic backup cloud storage tool, it’s about to get a even more useful; starting on June 28th, the service will let you back up entire folders from your computers hard drive and keep them in sync with your account.
You’ll need to first download the Backup and Sync tool for your PC or Mac when it launches; once you’ve signed in, you’ll be able to choose which folders on your computer you want to keep backed up, and access them through Drive across your devices. That sounds handy for people who already use Drive extensively – it’d certainly be nice to have a powerful search function for backed up files.
However, unless Google comes up with new pricing plans to support this feature, Drive’s backup will cost you a fair bit more than other services, currently only comes with 15GB of space for free. 1TB of space will set you back £100 a year, while most rivals like Backblaze charge about half that price: Backblaze’s unlimited storage and syncing costs £50 annually, and Carbonite as well as small business-focused Crashplan come in at £59 a year.
Make sure you hold as many backups of your important files, online and offline but if the unimaginable happens and your drive crashes or your computer fails, we can help get your data back from internal hard drives, external devices and flash media. Call the R3 team for free and impartial advice, and get the UK’s best data recovery company restoring your data. Call us FREE on 0800 999 3282 or use the quick contact form and we will get right back in touch with you.
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