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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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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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