Cloud storage has taken a few years to take hold. At first perceptions over security issues raised many concerns, the connections were slow and the prices high. However over the past few years things have changed considerably with sites and services like DropBox, iCloud and Google Drive gaining major popularity. Most of these services offer several free options with considerably lower price points for those needing more storage.
Earlier this week Google dropped prices to an unprecedented level. They have lowered the price of all of their major monthly storage plans. For just $1.99/mo you can get 100GB (previously $4.99). For those of you looking for much more storage just $9.99/mo will get you 1TB (previously $49.99), and if that doesn't seem to be enough for $99.99 you'll get a whopping 10TB.
Like before, storage continues to work across Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos. And, of course, the 15GB plan remains free.
You can sign up for one of these new Google Drive plans at www.google.com/settings/storage. If you already pay for storage, Google has said you’ll automatically move to a better plan at no additional cost. You can visit the storage purchase page to make a change or review your account, and see the Help Center for more information on these simpler storage options.
These new prices certainly make Google Drive a more appealing option for those looking for cloud based storage question remains however; will these new prices be low enough to attract more users to cloud storage in the first place? Our bet is that Google Drive’s free 15GB plan is more than enough for the average user and most of us Geeks our there are already using other alternatives.
What do you think? Sound off and share your comments below.