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Google slashes Google Drive storage prices to take on Box & Dropbox

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As if the online storage war wasn’t heated enough.

In a snub to competing services such as Dropbox and Box, Google announced that it is significantly lowering its prices today. Its 100GB plan, previously at $4.99 per month, is now $1.99. Most interesting, however, is the massive price cut Google made for its 1 terabyte plan. Originally at $49.99, 1TB of storage now costs $9.99 per month.

With this change, Google clarifies that its 15GB plan remains free. This plan, rolled out nearly a year ago, unifies storage across Gmail, Drive, and Google+ Photos.

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For comparison, Dropbox currently charges $9.99 per month for 100GB of storage. Box’s 100GB offering starts at $5 per month.

You can take a look at all of the company’s storage offerings here.

Quite a few competitors have stepped up to do battle with Dropbox since the service’s unsettling outage earlier this year.

For example, one Pro user said at that time, “We’re using Dropbox for Teams (a lot of money), and after this incident, I would be much less resistant to any requests to research alternative solutions (and there seems to be a plenty of them). “

More information:

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service provided by Google, released on April 24, 2012 which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing. Rumors about Google Drive began circulating as early as... read more »

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