Cloud storage: Compare features & prices PC World KnowHow review

PC World KnowHow Cloud Backup and Share offers some great features for those who are serious about using online cloud storage. It’s a cloud storage service that offers good value for money for those looking for a large amount of storage (500GB for £24), but what’s it like to use and set up? We tested it to find out more.
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  • Reviews of 8 cloud storage services.
  • 4 Best Buy cloud storage services that are great for backing up your files.
  • Reviews of online cloud storage services from 8 brands.

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What do we look for in a Best Buy cloud storage service?

There are plenty of options out there if you're looking to back your files up to the cloud, including online storage services from big names like Google, Microsoft, Dropbox and Amazon.

However, our tests have found big differences between the ease of use and functionality of the best, and worst, cloud storage services.

Put simply, a good cloud storage service will make it effortlessly easy to back up your files online. With a Best Buy cloud storage service, all of the hard work is done for you. You can do some work on a file from one computer, then pick up from where you left off on another PC, just by logging in to your cloud account.

What makes a bad cloud storage service?

We've tested cloud storage services which fall woefully short of these standards. The worst services we've tested leave you to manually sync your files online every time you make a change. This leaves you doing all the hard work yourself.

Backing up your precious files is important. If you're looking to back up photos, files and documents online in the cloud, it's essential that you pick a service that makes the process simple, effective, and secure.

We've tested the major cloud storage services to find the best cloud storage for you and your files.

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  • Launch date: Aug 2009
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Typical price
£24.00
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Specification
Paid storage - average annual cost per GB 5p
Free storage None
Online document editor Yes
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