Dropbox has announced that they will be making significant upgrades to the amount of storage space that they offer with their Dropbox Pro plans. As announced on the Dropbox Blog, the company will begin doubling the space offered to existing customers and new customers. That means that, instead of paying $9.99 per month for 50GB of space, customers will receive over 100GB of space for the same price. This is also applies to the 100GB plan which now becomes 200GB. In addition to the upgrades, Dropbox is now offering a 500GB plan as well.
The upgrades look like Dropbox is starting to fire off a competitive salvo at Google Drive and iCloud. For comparison, iCloud offers 55GB of storage space for $100 per year, whereas a Dropbox customer can get 102GB for around $120 per year. However, it still loks like Google Drive customers are getting the best deal as they can secure 100GB of storage space (+25GB GMail storage) for $4.99 per month or around $60 per year.
It will be interesting to see how Apple responds to this, as they, together with many app developers, are positioning iCloud at the center of many users cloud usage. While many people have tended to use Dropbox in the past, from a purely financial point of view, Google Drive makes sense for those looking to store a substantial amount of data. Personally, I’ll be using the free iCloud allocation and upgrading Dropbox for any additional storage, but others may feel differently.