By now, you should already know the importance of backing up your data, and while storage (even cloud storage) isn't all that expensive these days it's still an expense. So here is my holiday gift to you: unlimited Google Drive storage for free. See for yourself if you qualify.
If you are in college, or have alumni status, you might have unlimited cloud storage via Google Drive. Back in 2014 Google announced that they would no longer be charging educational institutions a fee for using their line of Google Apps including Google Drive through Google for Education. Moreover, they removed the storage limits on Google Drive and added support for individual file sizes up to 5 TB. If you have a .edu email account and your school uses Google for Education, you could have access.
How It Works
Google for Education is a free service that school administrators can sign up for and offer their staff and students. It's no surprise that a lot of colleges and universities have taken advantage of it. In my experience, all I had to do was log into Google using my .edu email address. Since I haven't used my .edu email account in over a decade, I did have to contact my school to see if I still had access to my email account. I did, and they were kind enough to reset my password and update my info. Once that was done, I had access to my email account through Gmail, and all the cloud storage I can handle on Google Drive.