I liked you a lot – at first. Your terabyte of glorious storage for all my digital detritus made sense to my ever growing storage needs and all that for a reasonable $10 a month. Dropbox had fallen behind with a 100GB storage cap at that time although with my bonus storage I had more… Yet Dropbox just seemed to be a better product; I wanted a hybrid of the two.
Alas Google Drive, your sync process has just killed my love for you. Having rebuilt two machines and with a USB drive local backup of all my Google Drive storage I came to find that you have to re-download the entire collection all over again. Everything. All 215GB of storage out there in that cloudy thing had to be re-downloaded, even though I already had the majority of it on a local disk. What’s with that, Google?
Until the simplistic sync process gets some modifications, your product will remain off limits. I already consume enough bandwidth at home with Netflix, work, server downloads and the like; now to have to download another 430GB of storage for no good reason has just driven me off the cliff.