Move Over Dropbox, Google Drive Slashes Prices & Takes Aim At Cloud Storage Market

Google has offered GMail users free access to their Google Drive service for some time now, but a recent change in pricing proves the California-based company is ready to compete with the likes of the major paid services like Dropbox and Box.

Prior to today, the Google Drive pricing was free for 15GB, $4.99 for $100GB, and $49.99 for 1TB. Those with a Google Apps for Business account have been entitled to 30GB of free Drive storage. Here is the new pricing for paid Google Drive accounts as of this morning:

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Here is a comparison of the new pricing vs. other competing cloud storage solutions:

This is a major move from Google to try and take advantage of the cloud storage market. Many Dropbox users are already expressing their opinion of the new Drive pricing and a great deal have already decided to make the switch unless Dropbox works quickly to adjust their pricing accordingly to compete.

Via: TechCrunch
Source: Google Blog, Google Drive

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