Moto X users will get an extra 50GB free Google Drive storage

Moto X users will get an extra 50GB free Google Drive storage
We all know that whenever Google wants to sweeten the deal a bit when selling a piece of hardware, the go-to deal that is always included is extra Google Drive storage, and the Motorola Moto X isn't immune to that treatment. Although the Moto X's DROID cousins are said to be accompanied by 6 months of free Google Play Music All Access, the Moto X buyers will be getting extra Google Drive space.

According to Motorola, anyone who buys a new Moto X will get an extra 50GB of free storage on Google Drive for two years. When you combine that with the 15GB you get for free, that's a solid 65GB of storage space in the cloud for your email, documents and photos. This deal actually puts the Moto X on a slightly lower rung than other devices. Lower-end Chromebooks tend to come with 100GB of extra space for two years, and the Chromebook Pixel of course comes with a whopping 1TB of storage for 3 years. 

Which would you prefer: 50GB of storage for 2 years, or 6 moths of Google Play Music All Access?

source: Motorola

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)



1. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Can I get 2 years of Google Play Music All Access? Because I would choose that instead. 50 GB in Google Drive is a good amount though....

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

6 months of Google Play. I have 52GB on Dropbox thanks to Samsung.

3. blahb

Posts: 48; Member since: May 16, 2012

$299/$349 off contract pricing

4. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

No thanks Google, I dont want to store my things in the NSA.

5. MyJobSux

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Unless your storing your crap on your own server and actually have a working knowledge of network filtering and data encryption i doubt your going to put your data anywhere that the NSA cant get to it anyway. It just gets me that sometimes (not always) the people yelling hardest about privacy are social networkers. But to answer the question I think I would rather the 50gigs. I like music but doubt I would use it enough to truely enjoy it. But then again, after 2 years, if I dont renew I will probably lose a bunch of data. I prefered the deal with the HP TouchPad of 50gigs of Box for free without a time limitation (least none that I am aware of).

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


7. ramseybob70

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

I'd rather have the 6 month Google Play Music. Storage is bundled free to sweeten the deal for hardware because cloud storage is cheap. Well, for a casual user like me, it is just as cheap to buy a TB drive, connect to a $30 raspberry pi web server and upload my photos. I might try this app TouchFree Photo HomeSync to upload photos automatically to lan is not free though.

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