If you are looking for a little extra cloud storage space, you might be interested to know that Google has today slashed the prices on its Google Drive cloud storage and now offers a massive 1TB of cloud storage for just $9.99 per month.
A 100GB Google Drive plan which was previously $4.99 per month is now just $1.99 and Google is still offering their free package which provides 15GB of cloud storage for nothing.
The new move by Google will surely hurt Dropbox which is preparing for its IPO and which currently offers users 100GB of cloud storage for $9.99 per month nearly $8 more than Google’s offering which equates to a saving of $96 per year for the basic package. Google explains :
“We’ve lowered the price of our monthly storage plans to $1.99 for 100GB (previously $4.99), $9.99 for 1TB (previously $49.99), and $99.99 for 10TB, with even more storage available if you need it. How big is a terabyte anyway? Well, that’s enough storage for you to take a selfie twice a day for the next 200 years and still have room left over for… shall we say… less important things. Like before, storage continues to work across Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos. And, of course, the 15GB plan remains free.”
Microsoft also offers a cloud storage service via its OneDrive which currently offers users 50 GB for $25 per year. With Box offering users 100GB for $5 per month. For more information on the new Google Drice pricing jump over to the Google Drive Blog website for details.