Google slashes Google Drive prices, likely starting a price war of cloud storage

Google Drive service was started by Google to tackle the many cloud storage companies like Dropbox, Box. Now it is one among the important Google products and is closely tied to your Google Plus profile and GMail. Each time you open a GMail account, you get 15GB free storage option that includes the size of your attachments and your files in Google Drive. Beyond the free 15GB, users had to pay to get more storage from Google.


Until today, the pricing was as follows –

  • 100GB – 4.99$ per month
  • 1TB – 49.99$ per month

And today, Google has slashed the prices by a big margin and the new pricing is as follows

  • 100GB – 1.99$ per month
  • 1TB – 9.99$ per month

The huge slash in price is likely to gain a lot of popularity among users and Google expects them to flock to Google Drive. Dropbox is one of Google Drive’s biggest competitors and offers 2GB free storage while Google offers 15GB. Dropbox’s premium plan offers you 100GB for 9.99$ per month or 99.99$ per year which is quite expensive when you compare Google’s pricing.

Author: Monish Kumar

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