Google has announced a new series of cloud storage plans arriving for Google Account holders, including a new family option for divvying up a single storage plan amongst up to five members.
Called Google One, the new plans will replace existing Google Drive paid storage plans and include 100GB storage for $1.99 a month, 200GB for $2.99 a month, and 2TB for $9.99 a month (down from $19.99).
As a result, Google is removing its 1TB/$9.99 plan, but will continue to offer 15GB storage for free to all Google Drive users. The other existing tier that will continue to be offered is 30TB for $300 a month.
As before, the new storage plans provide users with space for Google Drive, Gmail, and original quality photos and videos (including 4K) in Google Photos.
All the paid plans come with access to live chat support, a feature that was previously limited to G Suite business account holders. The changes will be seen first by paying Google Drive users in the U.S. "in the coming months", with rollout to users in other countries shortly after.
For the sake of comparison, Apple's iCloud monthly storage plans are 50GB for $0.99, 200GB for $2.99, 2TB for $9.99, and 5GB free storage for non-paying users.
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What I want from Apple is more free storage. You can't do anything with 5 GB, and the competition has more free storage anyways (Microsoft, Google Dropbox*).
* I've always had 7.5 GB of free storage because I shared their promo videos back in the days
What I love about Arq is, I have it also backing up to my Google Drive account (encrypted), 2 external drives (one at work, one at home), --- backing up the entire Home folder on my Mac. Set it to not backup while on battery - it does its thing automatically when I plug in to power.
I have had to download 15GB of data from B2 - at $.01/GB down - took minutes and was super easy and super cheap. Just make sure to write down those encryption keys into 1Password or something. :)
Love their hard drive stats reports! https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-q1-2018/