Google slashes Drive storage prices, heats up competition

Google?EUR(TM)s 100GB plan, previously priced at $4.99, is now available at $1.99.

Published Date
14 - Mar - 2014
| Last Updated
14 - Mar - 2014
 
Google slashes Drive storage prices, heats up competition

Google has up the competition in the cloud storage segment as it slashes the prices of Drive monthly storage plans.

Google is now offering its 100 GB plan for just $1.99, which was previously priced at $4.99. For 1TB, Google has more lucrative offer. It’s now available at $9.99, earlier it was priced $49.99. Google’s 10TB plan is now available with option of adding more space, starting at $99.99. For 20TB storage, you have to shell out $199.00 a month, while 30 TB is available for $299.99. The standard 15GB drive is still free.

On the other hand, Dropbox offers 2GB of space free, while extra storage starts $9.99 a month for 100GB while Box gives you 10GB of free storage off the bat, and charges $5 a month for 100GB. "Whether it's all the footage of your kids' baseball games, the novel you're working on, or even just your grocery list for the week, we all have files that are too important to lose," says Google Drive's Director of Product Management, Scott Johnston, wrote in a blog post.

"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." If you are an already paid Google Drive user, Google will upgrade your plan at no additional cost.

                                  

Google Drive Storage Plans

Google has so far made several efforts to ensure its cloud storage offering is more convenient and affordable for users. It allows users to view attachments and save files to Drive right from Gmail.