Google Drive prices slashed. 15Gb Free, 100Gb $1.99 per month, 1Tb $9.99 per month
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Google Drive prices slashed. 15Gb Free, 100Gb $1.99 per month, 1Tb $9.99 per month

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Found 13th Mar 2014
Google has slashed the prices of its storage plans for cloud storage. You still get 15Gb free (shared with Gmail and Google+). Now its only $1.99 per month for 100Gb of storage. More plans availible. You must be logged in to visit the link google.com/set…age

Prices are in dollars. $2 is about £1.20.

Android Police Says......
"Google has announced that, effective immediately, pricing for storage on its Drive cloud service has been lowered - a lot. Check out the graphic for a quick breakdown of the new cost structure, which is aggressively lower than pretty much any competing service.

The big drop is definitely at the 1TB level, which went from $50 a month to only $10 - a decrease of 80%! 100Gb is down to $2, 60% less than the old $5 a month. And 10TB+ plans now start at $100, with the price scaling at $10 per TB all the way up to 30TB.
Head to your Google Storage settings to take advantage of the new plans now, and read more about the changes at the link below."

androidpolice.com/201…00/

+ Tax

Google Storage
100 GB $1.99 USD
Tax $0.40 USD
Total $2.39 USD

- AStonedRaichu

377 Comments

I've just bought the moto g and get 50gb free on Google drive!

Just so people know, if you're paying $4.99 for the 100gb then you need to go to your account settings and select the $1.99 package, they don't automatically switch you

Anybody know... can you get the 100gb plan twice? I only need 200gb really so don't to pay more money for the 1tb.

Good for android users i suppose. I think dropbox has better iOS integration though

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HankHandsome

Good for android users i suppose. I think dropbox has better iOS … Good for android users i suppose. I think dropbox has better iOS integration though

still hot an app for ios? It's 80% cheaper!

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deanwall

Anybody know... can you get the 100gb plan twice? I only need 200gb … Anybody know... can you get the 100gb plan twice? I only need 200gb really so don't to pay more money for the 1tb.

open 2 Google accounts

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AL1S0N

I've just bought the moto g and get 50gb free on Google drive!

Only for 2 Years though right?

making the switch from dropbox to google drive now 1tb>100gb

trickytree1984

Only for 2 Years though right?



Yeah, I am not really impressed with those free 50gb for two year deals... What are you supposed to do when the 2 years is up ?...

Pretty much pulled into paying for it.

not much use if you have a crap internet connection

this is great news and about time, I am on a legacy plan for 25gb for $5 a year so this is a good alternative and well needed!

Good price for online storage.


DonkeyKonk

Yeah, I am not really impressed with those free 50gb for two year … Yeah, I am not really impressed with those free 50gb for two year deals... What are you supposed to do when the 2 years is up ?... Pretty much pulled into paying for it.



Really? 50GB free for 2 years and not happy?

I too am on on the legacy $5 per year deal. Very nice new price. Heat!

Awesome news!

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GoNz017

this is great news and about time, I am on a legacy plan for 25gb for $5 … this is great news and about time, I am on a legacy plan for 25gb for $5 a year so this is a good alternative and well needed!



Agreed. I posted this. I've been waiting for an affordable solution to backing up photos in the cloud. Just over a quid, I won't even notice.

speric07

Really? 50GB free for 2 years and not happy?



Nah

Seriously this is awesome. I just read this news myself on Lifehacker. I was paying $4.99 a month (about £3.50), and will now pay $1.99 a month (about £1.20).
That's enough money saved for 1 extra pint of beer a month!

Edited by: "machinist" 13th Mar 2014

machinist

Seriously this is awesome. I just read this news myself on Lifehacker. I … Seriously this is awesome. I just read this news myself on Lifehacker. I was paying $4.99 a month (about £3.50), and will now pay $1.99 a month (about £1.20). That's enough money saved for 1 extra pint of beer a month!



Jesus, wish i lived where you do! £2.30 a pint, i am about £4.50 a pint, out of interest do you live in 1992?

Even more data for google to snoop through as most of its storred in the USA

Nice price for 100GB, hot from me.

rogercat

Even more data for google to snoop through as most of its storred in the … Even more data for google to snoop through as most of its storred in the USA



True but look at UK legislation and the way we are going!

I have nothing to hide, at the end of the day, would i like my photos and files to be 100% private and mine? Yes!
Is anyone snooping going to care about the content of my files? Nope.
Edited by: "praevalens" 13th Mar 2014

rogercat

Even more data for google to snoop through as most of its storred in the … Even more data for google to snoop through as most of its storred in the USA



Good point!

I do wonder why a lot of people need so much online storage anyway. Hard drives for home PCs, and USB pendrives & memory cards for tablets or phones which can always travel with you are dirt cheap nowadays, allow fast backups, & you don't need an internet connection before you can access your own data.

Heat added because this is still a top deal for the few who really need it (but I prefer the features of the Dropbox service).

Is there a benefit to this storage over your own? I have a 3tb WD drive at home which I bought for £120 a year ago and it has it's own app on the android market, I can access it anywhere in the world via my phone or tablet. Surely that is much cheaper, and larger too? And I guess more private when it's my own cloud.

hhukdd1

Good point!I do wonder why a lot of people need so much online storage … Good point!I do wonder why a lot of people need so much online storage anyway. Hard drives for home PCs, and USB pendrives & memory cards for tablets or phones which can always travel with you are dirt cheap nowadays, allow fast backups, & you don't need an internet connection before you can access your own data.Heat added because this is still a top deal for the few who really need it (but I prefer the features of the Dropbox service).



Make a cock-up like i did a few years back with honeymoon photos in a one time trip to Madagascar and i guarantee you will want online storage!

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rogercat

Even more data for google to snoop through as most of its storred in the … Even more data for google to snoop through as most of its storred in the USA




That took longer than I expected.

You don't think they can snoop all the other cloud storage providers? You don't think they all use your data to sell you things, or sell data about you.

They are an advertising company. That's how they make their money. That's how they offer most of their services for free. Deal with it or live in a cave.

AL1S0N

I've just bought the moto g and get 50gb free on Google drive!



well if it's like mine I tried repeatedly virtually every day to add it and each time it failed without giving a reason and said to try again later.

so I tried again yesterday to be told the offer had finished. strange how it didnt fail on that occasion.

Borman_Nates

Is there a benefit to this storage over your own? I have a 3tb WD drive … Is there a benefit to this storage over your own? I have a 3tb WD drive at home which I bought for £120 a year ago and it has it's own app on the android market, I can access it anywhere in the world via my phone or tablet. Surely that is much cheaper, and larger too? And I guess more private when it's my own cloud.



keep your fingers crossed the hard drive doesn't fail. because when it does you would lose allot.

As its charged in $ would there bean extra charge from my bank? They want $2.39 ($0.40 tax)

Borman_Nates

Is there a benefit to this storage over your own? I have a 3tb WD drive … Is there a benefit to this storage over your own? I have a 3tb WD drive at home which I bought for £120 a year ago and it has it's own app on the android market, I can access it anywhere in the world via my phone or tablet. Surely that is much cheaper, and larger too? And I guess more private when it's my own cloud.



It hasn't any raid setup, most people use these to store their photos. You know when your using OneDrive, GoogleDrive, iCloud or Dropbox that your data is sat on enterprise hardware with better disaster recovery plans than yourself.

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Borman_Nates

Is there a benefit to this storage over your own? I have a 3tb WD drive … Is there a benefit to this storage over your own? I have a 3tb WD drive at home which I bought for £120 a year ago and it has it's own app on the android market, I can access it anywhere in the world via my phone or tablet. Surely that is much cheaper, and larger too? And I guess more private when it's my own cloud.



Yes there is a point. I'm an IT professional, I cannot stress enough the importance of off site storage.

We only have digital copies of our honeymoon photos. They are on my pc and on a backup hdd. But if we were to be burgled, or there was a fire, then I still have a cloud copy. So yes, there is a point.

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Mr Hunter

As its charged in $ would there bean extra charge from my bank? They want … As its charged in $ would there bean extra charge from my bank? They want $2.39 ($0.40 tax)

don't think so. That's not true of their other services

praevalens

[quote=rogercat] I have nothing to hide...



Yes you do. We all do.... from thieves. Perhaps your files contain clues to your bank account details, online account passwords etc. And your photos may contain GPS location & time stamps, allowing thieves to know who you are, where you are, what stuff you have, and when you are often out of your house for them to burgle you. You may also have business documents which are worth money to your competitors... the list of things you NEED to keep secure is endless.

Put it online & you rely not only on the security of all the networks in different countries that you have to send it through before it reaches its storage destination, but you have to rely on the security &/or honesty of the online service & employees, not to mention all those U.S. snoops in the N.S.A!

For most people using the default directories is fine but if anyone uses the clients for these and might need a little bit beyond the norm then I've tried out 4 lately. If you don't want mucking about in your life stop reading now.

SkyDrive/OneDrive is good when it works and is really responsive to file changes which is good if you're doing something like coding and need to move between computers. Downside is somethimes it can get stuck in an endless checking cycle and end up chewing up masses of bandwidth and cpu time. Deleting the hidden .lock file might help.

Symlinks are like shortcuts on your computer where D:\MyCPlusPlusProjects looks like a directory and acts like like one but is really storing stuff somewhere else - e.g. inside your favourite sync directory. You can dump all your files in the sync folder, set up a symlink and nothing will break. Symlinking into the main directory of Dropbox/Google/Copy/Onedrive works fine and at the end of the day is a pretty easy solution.

Now if synching outside the software's main directory is important to you and you need it to also respond to changes as they happen then copy.com is the only one that works so far. OneDrive and Dropbox will follow symlinks each time they're run but won't spot changes inside them while they're running. Google doesn't follow them at all. Copy.com's follows symlinks and normal shortcuts and will check for changes. You can also use this to do directory to directory synching on different machines. Computer1 -> Copy directory -> link called "stoopid pix" links to e:\myStupidPix then on computer2 -> Copy directory -> link called "stoopid pix" links to c:\photos

I know this will only be useful to about 1 in a million but meh...



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hhukdd1

Yes you do. We all do.... from thieves. Perhaps your files contain clues … Yes you do. We all do.... from thieves. Perhaps your files contain clues to your bank account details, online account passwords etc. And your photos may contain GPS location & time stamps, allowing thieves to know who you are, where you are, what stuff you have, and when you are often out of your house for them to burgle you. You may also have business documents which are worth money to your competitors... the list of things you NEED to keep secure is endless.Put it online & you rely not only on the security of all the networks in different countries that you have to send it through before it reaches its storage destination, but you have to rely on the security &/or honesty of the online service & employees, not to mention all those U.S. snoops in the N.S.A!



Google offers 2 factor authentication for free. Pretty much guarantees no one will get in

ahh crap, i forgot about the $-£ charge, need to check on that as I think my CC allows free on this.

God price. I've got 50GB free from copy.com, just by referrals.

Borman_Nates

Is there a benefit to this storage over your own? I have a 3tb WD drive … Is there a benefit to this storage over your own? I have a 3tb WD drive at home which I bought for £120 a year ago and it has it's own app on the android market, I can access it anywhere in the world via my phone or tablet. Surely that is much cheaper, and larger too? And I guess more private when it's my own cloud.



Since when is a WD NAS drive considered a "cloud"? That term really has lost all meaning now hasn't it!?

Google drive is fantastic, cannot recommend it enough.

But when will they put the price back up?
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