Between Dropbox, SugarSync, Box.com, Amazon cloud drive, Windows Live/SkyDrive, and others, heavy competition has been building up in the cloud storage wars; especially with the addition of Google Drive in mid-April 2012. However, Dropbox has made it clear that it wants to reign over all with its latest announcement today.
Dropbox is adding a new 500GB option for Pro users who previously only had the option of 50GB and 100GB. The new 500GB option will run $49.99 a month or $499/year. And there’s great news for current Dropbox Pro users (like me!); users who subscribed to either the 50GB or 100GB plans are being upgraded automatically tonight to 100GB and 200GB plans, respectively.
As of tomorrow, this will be the expected pricing structure:
New Expected Dropbox Plans on July 11, 2012
Plan Name Pricing Capacity Possible Capacity with Referrals
Free Free 2GB 18GB (2GB plus 500MB per referral)
Pro 100 $9.99/month or $99.00/year 100GB 132GB (+1 GB referral up to 32GB)
Pro 200 $19.99/month or $199.00/year 200GB 232GB (+1 GB referral up to 32GB)
Pro 500 $49.99/month or $499.00/year 500GB 532GB (+1 GB referral up to 32GB)
Teams Depends on Users - starts at $795/year 1 TB Varies
I’ve mentioned Dropbox before and have been using it for 3 years now. Personally, I use the 50GB plan and am very happy that it’s getting bumped up to 100GB. Since Dropbox added a Photos feature back in February 2012, I now have all my iPhone pictures automatically uploaded to Dropbox as well as pictures from my camera’s memory cards. I love having backups of all my photos and files as well as being able to access them from any computer.
If you’re interested in trying it out, here’s my Dropbox referral code. Use it and we both get EXTRA SPACE!