Dropbox lowers price of 1TB plan, kills off the rest, and now finally competes with Google Drive

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With the advent of 4K video, we’re just now seeing flagship smartphones capable of shooting this new crystal clear video resolution. The problem? Well, if history has taught us anything it’s that file sizes are only going to get bigger form here on out. With that, Dropbox is finally announcing new pricing options for their paid Dropbox Pro users, officially pitting the cloud storage service head-to-head with Google Drive.

Starting today, you can now grab a 1TB Dropbox Pro account for only $10 a month or $99 for the year… and that’s it. Previously Dropbox Pro tried to cover their bases by offering a few different tiers for users looking for either a little extra storage ($10 a month for 100GB), a good amount ($20 a month for 200GB), or a lot ($50 a month for 500GB). With the new Dropbox Pro option, it’s a simple 1-size-fits-all kinda deal. None the less, it’s a great value.

With the new lower paid-pricing comes a few extra bonus features as well. In their blog post, Dropbox talks about new sharing tools like being able to set passwords for shared links, expiration dates for shared links, or allowing others to only view or edit shared files. In the event that you lose a connected laptop or device, Dropbox Pro can not only unsync files from that lost device, but wipe the already saved Dropbox files from it as well.

Current Dropbox Pro users can expect the boatload of extra storage to become available shortly, while those paying for the higher tiers will either see a prorated price for this month, or a lower bill the following. To sign up for a Dropbox Pro account, visit the link here.

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  • FortitudineVincimus

    How about the ability to earn more free space? I have maxed out all of the free space earning methods. Let’s make a few more!

    • J Cav the Great

      Give and inch….take a mile…or better yet.

      Give a gigabyte….take a terabyte… Lol

      • FortitudineVincimus

        Just 1 little gigabyte at a time

  • fechhelm

    “Starting today, you can now grab a 1GB Dropbox Pro account for only $10 a month or $99 for the year… and that’s it. ”

    Sure hope that’s suppose to be 1TB.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Gomato, gomato.

      Seriously, though. *Fixed

      • KiwiBri

        Oh, nice new avatar

        • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

          Ha. Thanks >.<

  • Brian Simmons

    I was scratching my head wondering how $10 a month for 1gb of data was better than $10 for 100gb or the other tiers…. Obviously it is suppose to be 1TB per month……

  • Phaz0n

    Competition always wins!!! #winning

  • Dan

    I’ve been trying out the new Bitorrent Sync, they need to still add a few features, but I could see it replacing my use of Dropbox fairly easily.

  • Robert Cross

    1TB for less than $100/year is great value for money. Although I can’t help thinking that Dropbox are missing a major opportunity here. What I mean is that they could really do with a low-cost/low-storage paid-for option to get “casual users” on board, those folks who need a bit more space than the free options. Seriously Dropbox, give me 100GB for $16/year and you got me as a customer.
    Other thing that’d suit me is this – a T’byte for hundred bucks, fine. But give me the option of having this as a “family plan” to share around named users in the household. That way the $100 is a heckavalot easier to justify.

  • setspeed

    “…now competes with Google Drive…”
    Don’t make me laugh, Drive is a complete joke when it comes to uploading files, it’s ridiculously slow. It might be cheaper than Dropbox but it’s a massive headache.

  • Stann

    …Or I could buy a 1TB external hard drive for sixty dollars.

    I guess I’m just not good at this whole “cloud computing” thing.

    • Robert Cross

      Yep you could, but you’d then have to be able to share that drive amongst all the devices you use. Ok, you could upgrade to a NAS, but then what happens if you go out – no access to your files on the move unless you’ve got a “cloud-enabled” NAS. Then what happens if – lord forbid – the NAS is stolen or some natural disaster (fire, flood, etc) hits your house? Result, no access to that shared data.
      I guess what I’m trying to point out (in a long way) is that cloud storage isn’t good value compared to JBOD, but it has additional advantages that might justify the extra expense. Of course, Dropbox don’t exactly have a good reputation for security, so maybe your “dumb” drive is a better solution from that point of view?