10
Jul
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When Google first announced Google Drive, the company made waves, if not by being better than Dropbox, then at least by being cheaper. 100GB of storage on Google Drive was $4.99 a month to Dropbox's $19.99. Well, today Dropbox is getting closer to being competitive with Google by increasing the amount of storage for its Pro users.

From Dropbox's blog entry on the subject:

Today we’re happy to announce that our upgrades are getting a huge upgrade! Dropbox Pro now comes in flavors of 100 and 200 GB, but at the price of the original 50 and 100 GB plans. For those of you who need even more space, a brand new 500 GB plan is also joining the posse! If you’re already a Dropbox Pro subscriber, just take a seat and enjoy the fireworks — your Dropbox will supersize itself automatically tonight.

So, while the prices are staying the same, the amount of storage you get for the money has increased. To show the new price comparisons with Drive, we've gone ahead and updated the table from our previous post on the subject below:

New

Old

Dropbox

5GB - free 1GB - free 2GB - free (+ bonuses)
25GB - $2.49/mo 20GB - $0.42/mo 50GB - $9.99/mo
100GB - $4.99/mo 80GB - $1.67/mo 100GB - $9.99/mo
200GB - $9.99/mo 200GB - $4.17/mo 200GB - $19.99/mo
400GB - $19.99/mo 400GB - $8.33/mo  
1TB - $49.99/mo 1TB - $21.33/mo 1TB for Teams - starting at $66.25/mo
2TB - $99.99/mo 2TB - $42.67/mo  
4TB - $199.99/mo 4TB - $85.33/mo  
8TB - $399.99/mo 8TB - $170.67/mo  
16TB - $799.99/mo 16TB - $341.33/mo  

Updated pricing comparison chart as of July 10th

As you can see, Dropbox still isn't quite as cheap as Google Drive, but the gap has closed quite a bit. Now, instead of being 4x as much for the cheapest tier, it's only twice as expensive. Since Google Drive is still pretty new—our own Ron says it should come with a beta tag—Dropbox users could easily justify the extra expense.

If you've already got a Pro account, you don't need to do anything to get the extra storage space. Just wait for your account to be upgraded. Enjoy all the extra legroom! Everyone else, if you've been on the fence and are reconsidering signing up, the new pricing goes live tonight, so sit tight.

Source: Dropbox

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.gjodvad Mark Arpon Gjødvad

    Cool! But my money goes to Google. :D

  • http://www.jeroenheijster.com/ Jeroen Heijster

    Still more expensive than skydrive and google drive :/

    • Kellic

      Of course it is. Both Google and Microsoft can afford to make their cloud services cheap. They have a bagillion other revenue generators to subsidize their cloud storage with. Its not a matter of if, but when Dropbox either goes out of business or is gobbled up by a company.

  • Levi Wilcox

    400GB OG GDrive FTW!

  • http://twitter.com/patatdrolleke83 patatdrolleke83

    Maybe I'm a bit behind with Google's EULA, but is it true that everything you put on Google Drive, you allow Google to use your files for their own use? (Or something like that?)

    • http://twitter.com/DocFunkinstien Kid.Drunkadelic

      no, its yours, if you want to share(and fully public sharing), this allows Google to index in searches, g+, picasa.
      What happened some lazy blogger just didn't read the EULA, jumped to conclusions, and the sad thing was multiple sites just ran with the story and didnt research themselves. In blogging your speed can kill you

      • http://twitter.com/patatdrolleke83 patatdrolleke83

        oh ok :) thanks :D

      • http://twitter.com/patatdrolleke83 patatdrolleke83

        oh ok :) thanks :D

  • Robert Oliveira

    I have two 80GB GDrive accounts (at old price of $1.67mo) but one is linked to a GApps account and Google has yet to flip the GDrive switch with those accounts. Very frustrating. For this reason alone, Dropbox, remains my favorite cloud service. As a workaround with GDrive (and unfortunately still GDocs on the GApps account), I'm using the fantastic INSYNCHQ.

    If only I'd snagged that 400GB account before the huge GDrive price jump. :(

  • Kellic

    I'll take Dropbox over Drive any day of the week, even if I have to pay more then double. Why? Google is now acting like Microsoft in the mid 90's. This is NO different then Microsoft vs. Netscape. There is absolutely NO way for Dropbox to compete against Google when Google is forcing its Google Doc users to migrate to Drive. I give it 5 years before Dropbox is out of business because Google can subsidize Drive with their bagillion other revenue streams. This is no different then Microsoft spamming the market with free copies of IE from magazines that had CD's to default install on AOL disks.

    In this case Google can take their service and get bent.

  • Chris Mitchell

    I've been a faithful (free) Dropbox user and love everything about it. I needed more space and decided to go with Drive. Big mistake... its soooooo slow. Having so much trouble uploading 20 GB of pictures. Been attempting for a week now, and I continue to get sync error messages and it will just stop syncing itself. If this continues, I will be switching to Dropbox Pro.

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