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Google G-Drive - Taking cloud computing to a new level

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    Internet giant Google plans to launch its Google Drive service, which could make PCs obsolete. The GDrive would allow users to access their personal computers from any Internet connection, eliminating the need for a hard drive. But some privacy experts are concerned about users storing personal files on Google's servers



    Techtree.com India > News > Hardware > Google's GDrive Could Replace your Hard Disk

    This drive will allow users to save their data online and users will be able to access their data from any computer in the world.

    Taking cloud computing to a new level, Google is soon going to launch 'GDrive', a long-rumored online storage for its users.

    GDrive would work as an online hard disk and could essentially work as a syncing device that will periodically update itself with the activities that take place on a computer, the Google Operating System has discovered.

    Also discovered in a Google Apps CSS file is that there is reportedly an update for Google Docs on the way that would include a desktop client for syncing files with GDrive.

    Since this drive will allow users to save their data online, users will be able to access their data from any computer in the world, as long as it is connected to an internet connection.

    In fact, if you take Google provisions seriously, you've probably already shifted your photograph and document base to atleast one of the Google services that work as great archiving hubs. However, space restriction and reliability could be a user's concern while depending on the Google servers to save their precious data.

    The GDrive could also partially replace the physical hard disk that a user needs to select an operating system (OS) for usage -- that is, after the initial booting. Google's online hard drive will merge all of Google's web based applications and make them available together.
    The GDrive is expected to be launched in 2009.

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    Let's hope that it won't be flop like the Google Answers, Web Accelerator and all.....

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    i also hope so ... whats more funny here is googles claim that this will make pcs obsolete ...

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    Very big prediction by Google..I don't think they can ever replace PCs.
    This is pretty much like all those online data storage sites.
    Only here you get the reliability of Google plus some extra features.
    But a good option to take your work with you wherever you go.
    Hats off to Google

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    It seems like Live Mesh, where you can store your data online and it synchronizes with your office pc or any machine that you want to synchronize with..i also heard about it..but let's see what happens next?

    Google is taking everything to Internet while Microsoft is trying to provide everything on Desktop, it is also launching some Good Stuff Very soon..

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    Gdrive is already available in unofficial form.
    By way of the GSpace Add-on to FF.
    It allows u to unlock ur un-utilised space of GMail & upload any no. of files & folders to ur GMail a/c, bypassing the max. attachment size rules.

    This is more of an attempt to formalise that facility.
    Last edited by panchabhut; 27th January 2009 at 11:02 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    Gdrive is already available in unofficial form.
    By way of the GSpace Add-on to FF.
    It allows u to unlock ur un-utilised space of GMail & upload any no. of files & folders to ur GMail a/c, bypassing the max. attachment size rules.

    This is more of an attempt to formalise that facility.
    Rather than use SkyDrive..gives you 25GB online Storage or you can go for MediaFire

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    i knew this thread will ultimately divert towards other file hosting services ... this itself shows that gdrive isnt anything different from these services inspite of such claims...

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    Quote Originally Posted by saurav_kataruka View Post
    i knew this thread will ultimately divert towards other file hosting services ... this itself shows that gdrive isnt anything different from these services inspite of such claims...
    There is neither any personal intention to divert anyone to particular stuff, but to make them aware that there are many such services available nor we are paid anything from any online storage provider..you should keep that thing in mind..and one more thing G-Drive hasn't released yet..So Be happy and Enjoy Life..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nilact View Post
    There is neither any personal intention to divert anyone to particular stuff, but to make them aware that there are many such services available nor we are paid anything from any online storage provider..you should keep that thing in mind..and one more thing G-Drive hasn't released yet..So Be happy and Enjoy Life..
    arre yaar .. u took my comments wrongly ... it wasnt ur post that was on the receiving end of my comment ... it was google and it's claims ... plz go through the previous post again ... u will understand what i wanted to say

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    Quote Originally Posted by saurav_kataruka View Post
    arre yaar .. u took my comments wrongly ... it wasnt ur post that was on the receiving end of my comment ... it was google and it's claims ... plz go through the previous post again ... u will understand what i wanted to say
    Sorry for misunderstanding, but next time mention in your post about whom are you commenting?
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    if i would have anticipated your misinterpretation i wouldnt have posted it that way ... but there was no way that i could have posted using the method u said ... i.e. @ ....

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