Chromebooks – especially at the cheap and cheerful end of the market – aren’t blessed with huge amounts of internal storage. To negate this problem, Google has been offering buyers 100GB of free Google Drive storage space, allowing them to have access to their most important files at any time.
That window is coming to an end. If you have a Chromebook and haven’t yet claimed your storage, you’ll want to grab the free space by Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
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The good news is that claiming your free storage is ridiculously easy. Just follow this link on your Chromebook and hit ‘Redeem’. The site will then make sure you’re actually using a Chromebook, and if you are: Bingo. Your account will have swollen by an extra 100GB.
One small word of caution: as you’re only able to claim one account per device, double check that you’re logged into the right Google account when you press ‘redeem’.
From the moment you claim, you’ll have the extra space to play with for two years. At the end of the two years, your account will revert to what it was before, meaning you’ll then have to delete files or pay up for the amount of storage you need.
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Will the offer come back? Well, they do have a tendency to come around from time to time. Back in 2014, Google offered 1TB of storage to Chromebook buyers, but that was when Chrome OS was in its infancy.
Plus, if the rumours that Chromebooks will soon dual-boot with Windows 10 are legitimate, it’s likely that the built-in storage on new Chromebooks will swell to accommodate, which would make the Drive storage less of a necessity.
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