Some services that provide one terabyte of cloud storage are Google Drive, IDrive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox and Apple iCloud Drive. Prices for these services range from $59.50 to $239.88 per year, as of October 2015. Two services, Code42 CrashPlan and Hightail, offer unlimited cloud storage for $59.99 and $191.88 per year, respectively.
Although a service may provide one terabyte of total storage, it may place limits on the size of individual files. For example, Microsoft OneDrive has a file size limit of 10 gigabytes, while Apple iCloud Drive limits files to 15 gigabytes.
Many cloud storage services offer users a limited amount of free storage, ranging from two to 15 gigabytes. This approach gives clients a chance to try a service before committing to a paid contract, and it may offer enough storage for users with limited needs.
In addition to providing secure backup of files off-site, cloud storage services allow users to access those files from a range of devices and locations with an Internet connection. Some services, such as Google Drive, allow users to collaborate on files in the cloud using its suite of online applications. Other services, such as Dropbox, sync each file so the user can always work on its most recent version regardless of the device.