Google drops prices on Drive storage, offers 1TB for $9.99 a month

Google drops prices on Drive storage, offers 1TB for $9.99 a month

Google is cutting the price of thier Google Drive storage offerrings. The most drastic of these is the 1TB option, previously available for $49.99 per month, and has been dropped to $9.99 per month. The most expensive option presented is 10TB for $99.99 per month, though Google says you can get more if you need it. Users will still get 15GB free, and the storage applies to multiple Google services, including Google+ and Gmail, according to Google:

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.

If you don't use Google Drive, do these new prices make it a more attractive option? Let us know below in the comments.

Source: Google, via Android Central

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Google drops prices on Drive storage, offers 1TB for $9.99 a month

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My family HD videos are over 10TB, I had to store them in a local NAS. Would like to have more storage in the cloud, so that if I had a fire, I can at least know it's safe in the cloud.

As smartphones get better cameras, the file sizes will continue to increase to factor in the increased details and so on.

Take some HD videos of your kid. 1TB is not that hard to fill.

10TB is just future-proofing. It's $100/month, that's not for the squeamish. But you know what? That's the cost of my cable TV. Hmmm, now I'm thinking ....

Yes but if something breaks you pay for it. I never would have to worry about my data disappearing on Google's servers. Some might say "what if they discontinue the service?" I'd download everything and look at my options but in a cloud world this stuff is here to stay and get cheaper and cheaper. You can also encrypt the data before you upload it should you be worried about anything. I think like Rene Google/Apple should give you free space to backup your entire phone/ phones plus additional for movies and photos. 200 GB sounds good to me. :)

Box offers 1TB for $15 a month. With Google now offering this price point, I am sure we will see the rest offer a similar price point. With cloud storage become a need, this is really good to see.

As the official documentarian of my life, this is awesome news! I back up a ton of photos and videos. I love google, and they love me :)

Fantastic!
I always thought prices for online storage were exorbitant (Dropbox are you listening?)

Now, would you really want to give Google all your data and files.... ?

I had to jump on this. I have right under 100GB of growing family pics and photos and have been cloud shopping for a while. I wanted to use Dropbox or Box but pricing and storage offerings aren't good enough. I tried Copy but their upload speeds just were too slow.

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