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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 Just Tom on 3/13/2014 8:13:35 PM , Rating: 2
Two things: Why would the opinion of a complete stranger give you any offense, let alone great offense.

And you called me a troll simply for pointing out that your use of union would make the US a union. You cannot claim that as enlightened debate.

I agreed with your point. In fact I think I straight out said you have a valid point. Because you do.

RE: Why are people using cloud storage?
By Mitch101 on 3/13/2014 10:43:57 PM , Rating: 2
He has a tendency to go into attack mode before trying to get clarification. I think with me he saw my name on the post and immediately had to try and discredit it no matter what where you sought out clarification in a more tactful and productive manner.

RE: Why are people using cloud storage?
By Reclaimer77 on 3/13/2014 11:11:14 PM , Rating: 2
You went from "why would anyone use cloud storage" to "oh I think at $2 Google has a hit here".

That's not clarifying, that's backpedaling. It's a completely 180 and you know it.

You can be as cute as you want, the title of this thread says how you feel pretty strongly. So were your attempts at proving cloud services are less secure than your USB sticks, the apparent Holy Grails of backup technology.

By inighthawki on 3/13/2014 11:53:18 PM , Rating: 2
Actually after reading his posts I don't get that impression at all. His original post sounds more like he's legitimately asking what people use it for. One of his replies to someone else a mere 15 minutes after his original post was:

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.

That hardly sounds like someone strongly criticizing it.

His argument with you sounds a lot more like he is arguing the advantages and disadvantages to using the cloud as a backup medium. He seems to believe that the risk involved in a local backup solution on flash drives or external drives outweighs the disadvantages of using a cloud based solution.

He's brought up a number of factors such as your information not necessarily being safe on the cloud (with cited references), privacy concerns, convenience (and availability) of the locally accessed medium, transfer speeds (since it's not uncommon to have poor internet, especially upload speeds).

It really just sounds like you're just ignoring his argument and calling him dumb.

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