Google has announced changes to its pricing plans for Google Drive storage. The company has lowered its tiered pricing plans and is now offering 100GB of storage for $1.99 per month, 1TB for $9.99 per month and 10TB for $99.99 per month.
This essentially puts Google Drive as one of the cheapest cloud storage solutions out there right now. Dropbox offers tiered pricing plans as well, but its $9.99-per-month plan only offers 100GB. Previously, Google priced its plans at $4.99 for 100GB and $49.99 for 1TB. This is a massive discount on Google’s part and it’s great for the cloud consumer.
If you need more than 10TB of storage, Google also offers 20TB for $199.99 per month and a whopping 30TB for $299.99 each month. These are most likely meant for small businesses who need to share a lot of files between employees and such.
Current Google Drive users who are on a paid plan will automatically move to the new, cheaper pricing, but you can still upgrade or downgrade as you see fit. As for the reason why Google dropped pricing for Google Drive, the company only mentioned its recent infrastructure improvements as a reason for dropping prices, but we’re guessing it has something to do with being more competitive in the cloud market that’s becoming ever so saturated.
Google offers 15GB for free that’s split between Gmail and Google Drive. Whether you need more storage for your emails or more storage for your general file in Google Drive, a paid plan will boost the storage limit for both of these services. You can use the majority of that storage for Gmail or use it mostly for Google Drive, whichever takes up more space. One thing’s for sure, though: If ever need more storage, it’s really cheap now.