One of pCloud's most attractive assets is the fact that they’re cheaper than most other providers — start at $3.99 a month.
Their file sharing and syncing features are a little watered down and lack a high degree of flexibility, but they do provide the ability to create download/upload links for individual files or folders.
As opposed to Livedrive, we were pleased with the cleanliness of their user interface and last but not least, pCloud doesn’t have an annoying cap on file-size limits (unlike many of their competitors).
Why We Like it
If you wish to test their service out before making a purchase, pCloud offers 10GB of free storage space.
That’s expandable to 20GB of free storage space, via their referral program.
IDrive’s is a very useful service that’s geared more towards backup, rather than being an all-in-one cloud storage service. Still, its top-notch external hard drive handling capabilities have managed to put it on our top five list.
People new to cloud storage, cloud backup and file syncing should consider using ElephantDrive, because it’s simple-to-use and comes with NAS backup as well.
Files get protected in-transit and at-rest, plus users can also opt to select a private encryption key if they so desire.
Multiple computer owners should be pretty happy too, because ElephantDrive can sync files across multiple machines, utilizing the combination of cloud backup and file synchronization; allowing us to keep everything under control using one service.
Why We Like it
Your ElephantDrive account can get mapped to a hard drive, which shows up as a new lettered drive and provides access to files directly from the HDD.
Speaking of files, they’re encrypted with military-grade AES encryption, using a 256-bit key.