Google Drive goes down for many users

Google Drive is offline for many users.

(Credit: Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET)

Google Drive was having some hiccups earlier today but apparently has since recovered.

The online file storage site had been inaccessible for a large number of users today. On its status page, Google initially said that it’s “investigating reports of an issue with Google Drive” as of 7:17 a.m. PT and that it will “provide more information shortly.”

A second update on the status page offered a bit more information:

We’re aware of a problem with Google Drive affecting a significant subset of users. The affected users are unable to access Google Drive. We will provide an update by 3/18/13 12:10 PM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem. Please note that this resolution time is an estimate and may change.

The latest update at 9:35 a.m. PT indicates that the problem has, or at least “should be,” fixed:

The problem with Google Drive should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better. If you are still experiencing an issue, please contact us via the … [Read more]

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