Google Imports Hard Drive Data To Cloud Storage

Google today added a new service to its Cloud Storage that will allow developers to send their hard drives to Google to import very large data sets that would otherwise be too expensive and time consuming to undertake alone. Google is charging a flat fee of $80 per hard drive. Google claims that this process of uploading data to a Cloud Storage bucket is both faster and less expensive than transferring data over the Internet. Amazon already has a similar service, and also charges $80 for a hard drive – but Amazon also charges a per-hour fee for uploading data.