Free users will retain their current limit of 15GB of storage, but now you can acquire up to ten terabytes (TB) for insane prices. Here are the new plans:
- 100GB for $1.99/mo
- 1TB for $9.99/mo
- 10TB for $99.99/mo
Google Drive’s new prices are a fraction of Dropbox’s prices for the same amount of data storage or less. Current, Dropbox offers 2GB for free, 100GB for $9.99/mo, 200GB for $19.99/mo, and 500GB for $49.99/mo. There are additional pricing options for Dropbox users who require more a terabyte or more of storage.
This aggressive pricing strategy may help Google edge out Dropbox as users’ primary content storage solution. There’s no doubt that this pricing may be the tipping point for people invested in Google products but who may have all of their data and content scattered across Dropbox, Box.com, and Microsoft OneDrive.
You can read the full press release here or below.
Save more with Google Drive
Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Having launched Google Drive just two years ago, we’re excited that so many people are now using it as their go-to place for keeping all their files. Whether it’s all the footage of your kids’ baseball games, the novel you’re working on, or even just your grocery list for the week, we all have files that are too important to lose. Today, thanks to a number of recent infrastructure improvements, we’re able to make it more affordable for you to keep everything safe and easy to reach on any device, from anywhere.
We’ve lowered the price of our monthly storage plans to $1.99 for 100GB (previously $4.99), $9.99 for 1TB (previously $49.99), and $99.99 for 10TB, with even more storage available if you need it. How big is a terabyte anyway? Well, that’s enough storage for you to take a selfie twice a day for the next 200 years and still have room left over for… shall we say… less important things. Like before, storage continues to work across Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos. And, of course, the 15GB plan remains free.
You can sign up for one of these new Google Drive storage plans at www.google.com/settings/storage. If you already pay for storage, you’ll automatically move to a better plan at no additional cost. You can visit the storage purchase page to make a change or review your account, and see the Help Center for more information on these simpler storage options.
Posted by Scott Johnston, Director of Product Management