Will AOL Win Users Over Before Google Can Release GDrive?There was a lot of excitement when Google accidentally slipped up and gave the world access to what may be the GDrive site. We are yet to hear any official word from them on what to expect but it looks like other people are trying to get into the ring before they do. Heck, it was just last week that we heard of Mozy giving out 2GB to backup data on your computer, then 2 days ago Lycos offered 3GB of email storage with an unlimited file attachment size, and now AOL is willing to give AOL/AIM users 5GB to store their files online!

AOL’s online storage will be powered by Xdrive which they acquired last year. If you currently want to get 5GB of storage on Xdrive you will have to fork out $10 per month, so I guess we know how much the soon-to-be free service is worth to us. Here is the list of features we can expect to see in early September:

  • 5 Gigabytes (GB) secure online storage at no cost
  • No charges for uploads or downloads
  • Ability to store any type of file, including photos, music, video, and documents
  • Drag and drop interface between online storage and hard drive
  • Access to files through any Web-connected PC or mobile device
  • Permission-based file and folder sharing
  • Online collaboration via shared files
  • Scheduled automatic backups
  • Automatic upload of e-mail attachments from providers including AOL Mail, AIM Mail, or any non-AOL POP3 or IMAP-compatible mail providers
  • Full-resolution photo storage
  • Easy access to AOL Pictures for professional prints and photo gifts

It will be interesting to see if this will push Google out of the closet so that people won’t settle for the AOL service. After all, what is a measly 5GB when Google is supposed to offer us UNLIMITED storage!

News Source: Download Squad