Redmond today refreshed its cloud-based storage service with new plans
Cloud storage is becoming a must-have these days, with many users and companies across the world deciding to move all their files in the cloud for enhanced security and in order to make them available from multiple locations.Of course, competition in this side of the market is fierce and today Microsoft announced some pretty big changes that are making its OneDrive service one of the most affordable as compared to its main rivals. But let's take them one at a time and see what they have to offer.
First of all, Microsoft's OneDrive comes with 15 GB of free storage space, and starting next month, you can add 100 GB for no less than $1.99 a month. 200 GB are available for $3.99 a month, while 1 TB can be yours for only $6.99. What's more, this last option also comes with an Office 365 subscription, which means that you also receive access to Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite at no additional cost.
Dropbox, on the other hand, which was one of the very first companies to offer cloud storage, provides users with only 2 GB of free space, while additional plans include 100 GB for $9.99 a month and 200 GB for $19.99 a month. Companies can purchase 1 TB of Dropbox space for $75 a month, with access for 5 users.
Just like OneDrive, Google Drive comes with 15 GB of free space and an additional 100 GB for only $1.99 a month. Google, however, offers a lot more space to users who need to store absolutely all their files in the cloud, so they can purchase 1 TB, 10 TB, 20 TB, and even 30 TB, for $9.99, $99.99, $199.99, and $299.99 a month, respectively.
There's no doubt that Microsoft's recent changes have been implemented to make OneDrive a more powerful rival for Google Drive, so users of these two services can now purchase 100 GB of additional storage space for no less than $1.99 a month.
On the other hand, Microsoft offers 1 TB of space at a lower price, while also providing buyers with access to Office 365 Personal, one of the most affordable subscriptions for its cloud-based productivity suite.
Google wins the battle when it comes to more storage space, as the Mountain View-based company offers options with up to 30 TB of storage space. Microsoft does the same thing too as part of the OneDrive for Business service.
All these prices are available in the United States and based on a monthly subscription, so prices might be a little bit different in other markets for other subscription plans.