Rumors of a "G-Drive" from Google have been around for years. These rumors have been on-again off-again. The company reportedly will release a product that allows users to store a limited amount of data in the cloud free of charge with larger amounts of disk storage available for modest fees. Such a solution is great for making backups. It is also good for copying data from desktop to laptop computers or from the office to home computers. If proper permissions are put in place, it is also possible to share selected files with friends, relatives, or co-workers.
While rumored for several years, Google has not yet released such a product. Other companies, including Dropbox, Mozy, CrashPlan, Backblaze, Carbonite, Amazon, and even Microsoft have online storage products, but not Google. That seems strange for the company with the most web-connected servers on the planet. Now the rumors are growing again: Google reportedly will release such a service within the next few weeks. Only the name will be "Drive," not G-Drive.