Google Drive now gives 15GB of data storage

Google Drive has unified its storage systems, allowing you to keep up to 15GB of data in one place for free.

The old system only allowed you to store 10GB of data for Gmail, and another 5GB of data for Drive and Google+ Photos. The new changes mean that you can save it all together in a singular location.

“With this new combined storage space, you won’t have to worry about how much you’re storing and where,” writes Clay Bavor, Director of Product Management on the Gmail team.

The Google Drive storage page is also set to receive some updates. The changes will let you see charts and statistics based on how much storage you use across Google services, and show you how much space you have remaining.

The page will also have options to upgrade your data, starting at $4.99 a month for 100GB of storage space. Thanks to the change, this upgrade will now apply to your Gmail account, increasing the storage cap from the previous 25GB.

Google’s flagship cloud-based storage has received criticism in the past for having hyper-invasive terms of agreements, effectively giving Google universal rights over any of your files they host.

Microsoft’s Skydrive storage system has also received updates this month, making it easier to upload and manage photos in the cloud.

How do you feel about the Google Drive? Can it beat the competitors? Let us know in the comments.


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