Quick Note: Google Drive 100GB, 1TB Plans See Major Price Cuts
March 13, 2014 2:45 PM
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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.
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."
Google Official Blog
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RE: Why are people using cloud storage?
3/13/2014 10:21:55 PM
Prior to this pricing model I couldn't see many people using it because the price was too high. But sometimes people do creative things that you just need to see or hear about. So you got to ask and I missing something here other than backup. I also got pinged from a friend of mine wondering if he could put videos in the consumer cloud storage and then somehow reference the video files so he could stream the videos but not have his hosting package go over bandwidth usage. Thats creative thinking.
I think Google has a hit at $2.00 to make it trivial. I think they should scale it too for every 100 gig $2.00 up to 10 gig this way they can get the people with say 130gig today and growing because of their digital camera and music library. Let them build some comfort in the cloud. Data storage gets cheaper all the time this makes DropBox look bad and could lead to price wars which is great. I think Google is onto something that the storage needed to hit a good amount for throw away money and your right people are lazy heck I'm lazy for not using my USB hard drive since I got the USB router with hard drive so this is a good solution for them.
I have lost my share of USB drives and have some rules of the road. NEVER get a plastic one get rubber or metal ring version no matter how cheap when on sale it will cost you more if you lose it so spend the extra to get one that wont break free. Work requires we use encrypted USB drives so if you plug in a non encrypted one it will never mount. I only have the house key, car key, and keyfob on it so weight on the USB is not an issue.
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