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Store Files in Google Cloud Storage for 'Free'

My wife and I have a lot of photos and files. From digital books, newborns photos, to family videos and moments, everything is stored both at Google Drive and at my MBP SSD. I don't install the Google Drive app since we don't change the files a lot. My SSD is only 250 GB in size. Minus the OSX system, iMovie libraries, Xcode, and Age of Empires 2 HD, there is not much left for our photos and videos. I get 17 GB from Google Drive. That does not help much since we have way more than that to store.

The price of external storage is decreasing. But I believe that someday people will tend to save their files online using third-party services like Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive, Google Drive or similar services. That is because of a faster internet connection, and also the cost per GB is much cheaper. Rather than buying the expensive 1 TB of storage, I love to wait until the price is drop. Also, you probably do not use 100% of the external storage capacity.

There are 2 main reasons why I …