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They're $1.99 and $9.99 per month respectively

Google is heating up the online storage competition by slashing some of its Google Drive prices. 

According to Google's official blog, the company is cutting the price of its monthly 100GB plan from $4.99 to $1.99, and is majorly slashing the price of its 1TB plan from $49.99 to only $9.99 per month.

The 15GB plan remains free, while 10TB is $99.99 per month, 20TB is $199.99 per month and 30TB is $299.99 monthly. 

These are some great deals, considering Google Drive competitor Dropbox charges $9.99 per month for 100GB.  

"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," said  Scott Johnston, Director of Product Management at Google. "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."

Source: Google Official Blog

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RE: Why are people using cloud storage?
By Rukkian on 3/13/2014 3:22:45 PM , Rating: 2
I haven't been in the past, and have always just done like you, but with 100gb for $2/month, it is a great piece of mind for those files you really dont want to loose (pictures, videos, etc). While I would not use it for primary storage, it is a great backup option that is cheaper than many others out there.

RE: Why are people using cloud storage?
By Mitch101 on 3/13/2014 3:30:55 PM , Rating: 2
Thats seems logical offsite storage for photo backups and 100gig seems about right that's the main reason I have the drive in my router also for my music collection. $2.00 a month seems like a good logical solution for piece of mind.

What my friends and I have been considering since we all are Server Engineers is enabling FTP on each others servers and then using friends machines as offsite storage. Possibly firing up Waste or Gnutella is it that replaced waste if memory serves?

RE: Why are people using cloud storage?
By amanojaku on 3/13/2014 3:46:34 PM , Rating: 4
What my friends and I have been considering since we all are Server Engineers is enabling FTP on each others servers and then using friends machines as offsite storage.
If you're all server engineers, then you should be ashamed for mentioning FTP. I'll assume that was a typo and that you meant SCP, or some other encrypted file transfer.

By Mitch101 on 3/13/2014 4:05:16 PM , Rating: 2
I mentioned firing up Waste which uses 4096bit encryption key which is also an encrypted chat application. We also talk about using port knocking before the FTP port even acknowledges the FTP port is possible. Honestly I think its all being too phobic. Like my buddy who used IPX/SPX protocol for the longest time with a proxy because he felt if a virus infected his home environment then it wouldn't be able to replicate because of the lack of TCP/IP. Although he did get a lot of us to surf the web using a virtual machine.

Im not up for wearing tinfoil hats to keep aliens from reading my brain signals just yet. FTP can be secure enough you over plan these things and then they never happen.

By StevoLincolnite on 3/14/2014 1:20:54 AM , Rating: 2
My internet provider provides me with a couple Terabytes of storage free as long as I stay as a customer.

On top of that I have 15Gb free from Microsoft.

I don't see the point in paying for this... But not everyone is in the same situation as myself, but there *are* free alternatives.

By hughlle on 3/13/2014 3:59:46 PM , Rating: 2
I use drive, but for the odd essential, such as a backup of gapps and a rom for when everything goes a bit poopoy, or for quickly sharing a handful of photo's with the gf. Other than that though, not a chance i'm using it for any real backing up. Maybe if i lived in london where they ahve fancy shiny internet, but where i live, the type of place a huge number of people also live, cloud is too much of a pain. Easier just to buy a usb hard drive and keep it in a cupboard somewhere with all the important stuff on it.

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