- How to get an online hard drive with Box
- How to have an online hard drive with Google Drive
- How to have an online hard drive with Dropbox
- Other services to create an online hard drive
How to get an online hard drive with Box
Among the services that I recommend you use to create an online hard disk is the Internet site Box.com which allows you to register quickly and easily. To carry out the operation in question you need to connect to the Box.com Home Page and then click on the button Get started right away.
At this point, on the page that opens, click on the link Individual user plans in such a way as to be able to register for the service in a manner free. Then press the button SUBSCRIBE and fill in all the necessary information in the registration form that you will see on the screen.
You have to type the your e-mail adress, yours Password, your telephone number and select yours paese from the drop-down menu of the same name. Then you will have to press the captcha button to confirm that you are not a robot and continue with the registration by pressing the button Continue.
Once this is done you will need to select the plan Box Individual so that you can use this service for free with 10GB of free storage. Then press the button Send.
To confirm the creation of your account you will then have to click on the link that will be sent to the email address you have indicated.
After you have successfully registered for the service, you can skip the initial tutorial and immediately start using this cloud storage service as if it were a sort of online hard disk.
To upload a file to this service you have to press the button Charge that you can see located in the upper right corner and then choose whether to press the button Fillet or on the button Folder depending on the documents you want to import.
Once the files have been uploaded, they will be automatically uploaded to the section All files of Box and you will be able to see and access them from any device. If you need to download a file to another computer just click on it and then click the button Download which you will see appear at the top.
If, on the other hand, you want to use this service to create folders with which to better organize your uploaded files, you have to click on the button New and then on the button Folder.
To move a file into a folder, simply press the left mouse button on it and drag it to the desired folder.
How to have an online hard drive with Google Drive
One of the most popular cloud storage services that you can use to create an online hard drive is the Google Drive website. Surely you have heard of it, since it is one of the most popular cloud storage services free and is also developed by Google.
Google Drive offers storage space free from 15 GB which, if necessary, can be expanded through the purchase of a subscription plan a Google One.
Prices start at € 1,99 per month, for the purchase of a space from 100 GB, and go as far as the ability to purchase a storage space from ben 30TB, priced at € 299,99 per month. In this regard, if you want to know more, read my guide in which I explained what Google One is and how it works. In case, you can still use Google Drive completely free for online file storage, obviously after registering for the service.
To use Google Drive you will have to connect to its official website and press the button Go to Google Drive in order to proceed with the login or the creation of an account.
Note that you will be able to access Google Drive with your Google account if you have one. If you need more information on how to create a Google account, read my guide dedicated to the topic in which I will explain step by step how to proceed.
Once you have created your account on Google Drive you will be able to upload files online.
For this operation you will have to press the button New which is located in the upper left corner and then you will have to choose whether to press on the wording File Upload o Upload a folder depending on what you need to store online.
You can also press the button to organize your files New and then on the button Folder to create folders in which to place uploaded files.
If you need to download a file previously uploaded online to your computer, just click on it with the mouse button and then press the button Download.
How to have an online hard drive with Dropbox
Among the most famous web services that will allow you to create a hard disk online in a simple and immediate way, in such a way as to allow you access to your files on any computer, there is the Dropbox website: it is a historic service of cloud storage free.
Before I talk to you about how to use this service, I would like to point out that Dropbox only offers 2 GB of space free after creating an account.
You can expand the space dedicated to storing your files by paying a monthly subscription or by writing an annual subscription.
Dropbox offers different pricing plans designed for individuals or businesses. There is for example the plan More which, at a cost of 8,25 a month, allows you to have a storage space of 1 TB.
There is also the plan Professional the cost of which is € 16,58 per month since, in addition to offering a storage space of 1 TB, it also has some additional features.
If you want to use Dropbox to upload your files to the Internet and thus create a sort of online hard disk you will have to go to its official website and register for an account. free filling out the form you will see on the screen and then indicating yours name, your last name, yours e-mail it's a Password of your choice.
After accepting the terms and conditions of the service you will then have to press the button Subscribe so that you can complete your registration for this cloud storage service.
To speed up the registration process you can also press the button Iscriviti with Google in order to register with the Google account you have.
Uploading files to Dropbox is very simple: just press the button Upload File you can on the main screen named Home Page. In this way, all uploaded files will be perfectly synchronized online and accessible from any computer.
If, on the other hand, you are logged in to Dropbox from another computer because you want to download previously uploaded, you can download the document of your interest by first clicking on the file and, once it opens, you will have to click on the button with the three dots symbol then press the button Download.
Other services for having an online hard drive
The cloud storage services I mentioned in the previous lines are just some examples of the most famous tools free offered by the Web for those who need to create a sort of online hard drive and need to access their files from any computer.
In this regard, if you have correctly followed my instructions on how to have an online hard drive through the cloud storage services I have told you about in detail, but you have not found what best suited your needs, do not worry because I can still help you.
In fact, in the following lines I want to talk to you about the main features of other popular cloud storage services that are available for use in a free.
- iCloud: this is Apple's popular cloud storage service that allows you to store photos and documents online in the memory of your Apple mobile device. This service requires the creation of an Apple ID to be used and is basic free allowing you to have a basic storage space of 5 GB. However, it is possible to expand this space to payment with plans starting at € 0,99 per month to get 50GB of storage space.
- Mega - is another well-known cloud storage service that is capable of offering storage space free up to 50 GB, space that can be obtained in a limited way and by participating in the program of service objectives. It is also possible to purchase additional space by subscribing to a subscription with prices starting from € 4,99 per month and allowing you to get a storage space of 200 GB.
- OneDrive: in this case it is the service free of Microsoft's cloud storage and is equally useful for those who need to store their files online. Microsoft account creation is required to use it and the basic storage space is 5 GB. Also in this case it is possible to increase your cloud storage space with plans a payment which start at 2 euros per month and to get 50 GB of storage space.