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Find the most cloud storage space

Q. I'm looking for the best free cloud storage systems. What are your picks? Thanks in advance!
- Denise, from Chicago, IL, listens to my weekly radio show on WLS 890 AM.

A. Many of the big tech companies now offer cloud storage. With all those options, it can be tough to know which one you should choose.


I don't think there is a "best" service. Most of the popular services are remarkably similar. They all offer free storage space, so don't be afraid to use several before you pick a favorite.

Look for the one that matches the services you already use. If you have mostly Apple products, you'll like iCloud. If you buy music from Amazon, Amazon Cloud Drive will work great for you.

Those two, and Google Drive, don't count files you buy from their stores against your storage limit, which starts at 5 gigabytes. That's another good reason to stay with the company you already know.

If you're not tied to one ecosystem and want a little more space, there are other options you can try.

Microsoft's SkyDrive is a good service. It starts you with 7GB of free space, which is a nice bump from other services.

It's not the most free storage you can earn, though. Dropbox starts you off with 2GB for free, but it extends your storage when you recommend the service to others. You could earn as much as 18GB.

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