Google Slashes Fees for Google Drive

Two years on from the launch of Google Drive, Google has today announced significant reductions to the monthly fees that it charges for the higher tiers of the popular cloud storage service.

The company’s 100GB plan is now available for $1.99 per month (previously $4.99), the 1TB plan is now priced at just $9.99 per month (previously $49.99), and the 10TB+ starts at $99.99 per month. As before, users can still access 15GB completely free of charge.

By way of comparison, DropBox – one of Google Drive’s main competitors, charges $9.99 per month for 100GB, and $49.99 per month for 500GB.

Existing Google Drive users will automatically get switched to the new plans at no extra cost, while new users can sign up for one of the new plans by heading over to www.google.com/settings/storage.

If you don’t already use Google Drive, will these price changes tempt you to give it a try? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below, via your favourite social network, or on our forums.

Comments

  1. Andrew says

    so just curious how the industry will be going forward? How will the change the industry / everything? As storage gets cheaper and cheaper and cheaper will everything we have electronically be in the cloud?

    Does this concern anyone?

  2. Avatar of hawkmankt says

    You should try Copy. I signed up for it this week and it’s pretty nice stuff. You get like 20GB off the bat and then 5GB per other users that use your link to sign up.

    Kinda like my link here. You know you wanna copy and paste it to sign up so I’ll get another 5GB storage so go ahead and do it.

    https://copy.com?r=itDnIF

  3. Avatar of Jason Wynn says

    I’ve actually never used Google drive before but I need to. What are some good Windows clients that will work with Google drive? Ideally, I would want to be able to specify folders on my hard drive to automatically sync and also built in encryption.

    • Avatar of Bogomil Petrov says

      Have you tried the official Google Drive app for Windows? It seems like it has all the features anyone could need with this type of service. It can sync your folders automatically to the Drive server so I think it might be the thing you are looking for to achieve what you want. :D