Whatever digital information we have on whatever device, Google has a new approach for automatically subsidy adult those files in a cloud: Backup and Sync. Announced final month, a new backup service, accessible to anyone with a Google account, combines a capabilities of dual prior Google apps: a Mac or PC app for a cloud-based information storage use Google Drive and a desktop uploader Google Photos.
The new Backup and Sync, that Google pronounced yesterday was now live for many users, is an app for both Mac and PC that also backs adult information on any device frequently connected to a desktop, including phones, digital cameras, and SD cards. Users can mention that folders on their desktops to automatically and invariably behind up, while USB inclination and SD cards can be corroborated adult and synced when they’re connected to desktops.
‘Simpler, Speedier, More Reliable’
Backup and Sync is a “simpler, speedier and some-more arguable approach to strengthen a files and photos that meant a many to you,” Google Drive product manager Aakash Sahney and Google Photos product manager David Loxton wrote yesterday on a Google blog. “Just select a folders we wish to behind up, and we’ll take caring of a rest.”
Using Backup and Sync requires that users initial implement a app on their Macs or Windows PCs. They can afterwards mention their options by selecting that folders to sync to Google Drive. Users can also sync information from Google Drive so cloud-stored files are accessible on their desktops for offline use.
The backup app also lets users control how their undo files, permitting them to select either to mislay instances of record wherever they’re stored, or to undo something only on their desktop computers while withdrawal those things inexperienced on Google Drive. Users can also mention a peculiarity settings for corroborated adult photos and images to control how most storage space they occupy in Drive.
15 GB Free, More Storage for a Fee
While Backup and Sync in speculation allows users to have cloud-based backup for all on their Macs or PCs, Google Drive storage does come with limits. Regular Google users can store adult to 15 GB of information on their several services — Google Drive, Gmail, Google Photos, etc. — for free.
Google users can ascent their Drive ability by profitable for some-more cloud-based storage. Currently, Google charges $1.99 per month for 100 GB of information storage, $9.99 per month for 1 TB and $99.99 per month for 10 TB.
Meanwhile, organizations that now compensate for some-more endless Google G Suite services will have a opposite choice for subsidy adult and accessing files and information around a cloud: Drive File Stream. Currently accessible to enterprise, business, and preparation business around an early adopter program, Drive File Stream is approaching to launch after this year.
Drive File Stream will let users tide files to their desktops directly from a cloud but carrying to use customary syncing tools. This will concede them to entrance Drive-stored association information on their computers even if those inclination don’t have adequate internal storage to download that information directly.