Yandex.Disk Reviews

One of the better low end online storage options

Positive Review by Teo
about Yandex.Disk and Google Drive, Yandex.Mail, Dropbox Oct 2014

I've been using this for awhile now. I like it better than my Google Drive and my Dropbox.


  • Speed is reasonable.

  • Buying more storage is really cheap.

  • Nice referral program, your friends gain 1gb for being refereed, you gain 512mb for referring them. Dropbox only gives you 250mb. That's less than a pittance, may as well be snail mailing me 3.5 inch floppies.

  • Easy to use, can even be mapped as a network drive in windows, folder and file sharing can be set and removed easy. I can link directly to a folder, and have my friend see the files inside rather than having to one by one share each file.


  • Low startup size. 10gb, which is 5gb less than Google Drive, MS One Drive, and several others.

  • Your friends may repeatedly make KGB and or "in Russia" jokes anytime you say "it's on my yandex disk".

Other thoughts:

  • The email service is pretty decent too. Comparable to Google in features, and loads fast.

  • I don't see people mention the NSA every time I link to Google, so I don't think there is any merit in discussing weather or not the Russian government cares about your photo album or whatever else you store in your yandex.disk account.

  • As cheap as physical storage is these days, I think all these services should crank up the storage size while dropping their price per GiB...Even 15gb isn't all that much these days, and they could be making more money off added value services connected to these storage spaces than they do milking you for extra space. As a matter of fact, several of these services talk about live online backups as a selling point when in fact most of them just act as a spare drive. A really small spare drive. They could be doing so much more with this, like diff'd backups on the server side (like an SVN or GIT repo built into your drive app). A few services do have something like that, but it is not common. It should be.

[Edited by Teo, October 23]