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Google is Upgrading Your Storage for Free

Google LogoCurrently, individual Google Workspace accounts come with 15GB of storage, but according to a recent announcement, this is going to be bumped up to 1TB soon at no additional cost.

Sweet!  As someone who’s been riding a grandfathered Gmail free account for the last 10 years, I’m curious if this will roll out to grandfathered as well.  I certainly hope so!

Using Google Drive has some nice benefits over other cloud storage:

  • It’s Google, so outages are rare/nonexistent
  • It’s not metered for transfer, so you don’t have to calculate “I want to backup this files, but they are __ GB which is $___ per month…”
  • Google’s data centers are likely to be near you (or at least as near as any other provider)
  • Network speeds are generally very good

More details in the announcement about synergies and new collaborative vistas and blah blah, plus some new tools to help you send spam, but the main story here is more disk.  More disk is always good.

 

3 Comments

  1. Looks like I can cancel my annual payment for my upgraded Google one storage then, woohoo! :)

    October 30, 2022 @ 1:54 pm | Reply
  2. Jon:

    Interesting. The 15 free GB from Google Drive are very useful. I have 1 file using up half my current quota and upload or download time is about an hour. Can’t complain as its abso free and more space for nothing is wonderful but transferring a terabyte would need about a week round here ;-0

    October 30, 2022 @ 1:59 pm | Reply
  3. CyberMac:

    Don’t get too excited. This applies to Google Workspace individual accounts.. which have a monthly coat of approximately $12.

    I wouldn’t suggest cancelling anything as Google accounts will not receive this storage increase.

    October 30, 2022 @ 5:25 pm | Reply

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