Storage Wars: Google Slashes Storage Prices to 50% of OneDrive and 75% of DropBox Costs

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storage-warsGoogle  announced  it has reduced pricing for supplemental storage for its Google Drive (As well as Gmail and Google+ Photos which both draw from the same storage bucket). Whereas the monthly fee for 100 GB used to be $4.99, the new price is $1.99/mo.

Doing some quick “back of napkin math” website re/code works that out to $23.88 per 100 GB for  Drive, $50 for the same storage on Microsoft and $99 on Dropbox.

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As noted above, remember that this storage is shared between multiple Google services, so you’ll only need to pay once rather than subscribe for each service (Gmail, Drive, Google+ Photos). And all Google accounts offer an initial free 15 GB of data with Google Apps paid accounts including 30 GB.

Purchasers of certain Google Chromebooks also are eligible for an added 100 GB storage for 1 year. It remains to be seen whether this latest price reduction will set off a further round of price cuts from competitors, but it seems like a good bet.

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