Google is struggling to work on it.
I have 206GB in my Google Drive account. I pay for some of this storage. Some I got through promotions.
I am also on a 4mbps/512kbps connection which means that utilizing this storage space is not really easy for me.
The problem is magnified when you realize that Google Drive does not recognize existing data on your machine on a reinstall.
Windows 8.1 update crashed my machine which meant I had to install the OS from scratch. Which now means that I have to download around 70GB data which I already have on my machine to get Google Drive syncing properly.
From what I understand there is no alternative. Google Drive is simply incapable of resuming syncing from an old folder.
Please fix this.
Also consider adding some feature similar to Microsoft SkyDrive Smart Files which has been introduced with Windows 8.1.
We have seen enough leaked images and other information about the upcoming Nexus smartphone.
The most recent leak shows the new wallpaper which indicates the number 5. This is a good indication that the next smartphone would be named Nexus 5 as rumored.
The question now is… Would Google kill the Nexus 4 branding? Or they have managed to keep the 2013 edition of Nexus 4 completely secretive?
I mean they have the Moto X which is supposed to get a Google Play edition. The better move would be to launch a Nexus 4 2013 edition based on the Moto X! It keeps the branding alive. Also provides a cheaper and more compact Nexus device to interested people!
Google Takeout is a fantastic project from Google. It lets you download your own data from different Google services. This includes your original files uploaded on YouTube!
Anyhow. The service has never really worked well for me in the past. I have around 60GB of data stored on Google Drive which just broke the service for me.
This is surprising considering Google does offer storage plans that are as larger as 4TBs.
So, the service got an update today and I decided to test it out again. Surprisingly, it was able to create a 102.33GB backup for me. Google splits the backup into multiple files of 2GB each.
Now, I found a new problem. These files are encrypted and requires the Google account details before you can download them. So, basically, it is pretty much impossible to download them through a download manager.
You have to download individual files of 2GB each. And you have just seven days to do it. In your web browser. I am not sure even I would be able to do it comfortably on my 4mbps line which has a fair usage policy of 175GB.
It seems to verify your computer by your network card. So if you change your network card, it stops working. It even stops working if you change the MAC address of your card for any reason. It also does not work on virtual machines. It also has issues with bridged internet connections.
I wonder what is the fix to this problem. How can I get it to work if I have to change my network card for any reason.