Google launches new, cheaper cloud storage plans

Google launches new, cheaper cloud storage plans
Google earlier this year announced that it will be rebranding its cloud storage platform as Google One, improving cloud storage pricing plans, and introducing user benefits such as 24/7 technical support, available even to non-premium subscribers.

The new Google One plans start at $1.99 per month for 100GB of additional storage (on top of the 15GB that everyone gets), which is on par with the old Google Drive price, but things change when we move up the storage tiers. Google is introducing a new 200GB plan that costs $2.99 a month, while the existing $9.99 plan is being upgraded to include not 1TB, but 2TB of cloud storage. Pricing for higher tiers, such as 10TB, 20TB, and 30TB, will remain the same, Google has clarified.

This move is aimed at providing cheaper cloud storage to regular customers, instead of businesses, as evident by the price changes in the lower storage tiers, and there's nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's great! If you've been having problems maxing out your 100GBs of Google Drive storage, you can now double it for just a dollar more.

Aside from cheaper storage, Google One subscribers will also enjoy other benefits, such as 24/7 technical support in eligible regions, Google Play credits, and deals on select hotels found in Google Search. This roster of extras will expand in the future, Google says, though in what ways, remains to be seen.

Paid Google Drive subscribers will be upgraded to Google One automatically over the coming months, starting in the U.S. and then expanding globally. Before the upgrade, users will receive a confirmation email where they will be able to manage their storage plan and benefits. Look out for an email confirming your upgrade to Google One, where you can manage your storage plan and benefits.

As of today, Google One is available in the US. Availability will expand in the coming weeks.

Here's what the new Google One cloud storage plans cost:

15GB – free
100GB – $1.99/month
200GB – $2.99/month
2TB – $9.99/month
10TB – $99.99/month
20TB – $199.99/month
30TB – $299.99/month

source: Google



1. toukale

Posts: 668; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

You know you are on the wrong side of history when even Apple cloud price plan were cheaper. What made it worst is the fact that Apple was getting some of their cloud storage from Google. Google's cloud storage should never costs the same as Apple's for regular users. Google is just better and have a lot more capacity to easily beat Apple at this. Why they are not kicking Apple's butt on this is beyond me.

6. Fred3

Posts: 582; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Apple is paying Google for their cloud storage that's how Google is winning

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I've been giving it a lot of thought and I think I might actually pay for cloud storage, the 100GB plan for $1.99 a month seems like a good deal and I love Google's directory/folder sync setup that you can have on multiple devices.

4. Valdomero

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

It's great tbh, I use primarly GDrive (Free) to store important stuff I use on a daily basis, like my expense journal, or travel itineraries. The .doc or .exe files won't take much space, but some .ppt and .pdf files will. Good thing is that you can convert those files (except pdf I think) into Google formats and they won't take up your storage capacity. For photos I use Google Photos and I'm pretty sure hackers aren't interested in pictures of my pups or my memes xD

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I am so hacking your account for the puppy pictures! lol, I have free 19GB of storage with Google Drive, and that's pretty much full, I used to have a whole TB of storage, but that was a temporary perk after buying a Chromebook and I don't know if I'll ever truly need that much space. I think 100GB is enough for keeping all my personal and work files stored and the idea of having them synced across all my computers just sounds excessively convenient.

8. ullokey

Posts: 184; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

I have the 100GB plan, paid 19 euros for a year. I used it to sync/store pics from my phones and for personal/work stuff.

3. macawmatt

Posts: 142; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

So aside from "tech support" and sharing you storage what's new here from the older Drive plans?? I'm paying $19.99 a year for 100GB right now. Don't see a reason to switch.

7. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1346; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I've already got about 20GB of free drive storage and only used it to store recipes and e-books.

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