Dropbox has doubled the size of its Pro plans, thanks to high demand from users for more storage capacity, according to ZDNet. Now Dropbox Pro subscribers can get 100 GB or 200 GB of storage space for the prices of the original 50 and 100 GB plans. The plans start at $9.99 a month, or $99 a year. The company has also added a 500 GB plan for $49.99 or $499 a year for individual Pro account users.
The San Francisco-based cloud storage company said on its blog,
“Since time immemorial (2008), folks have been asking us for a bigger Dropbox. We’ve heard from architects with giant drafting files and photographers with huge portfolios, but mostly we hear from families who have more than 100 GB of photos, docs and videos. And now that Dropbox can automatically upload your photos from just about any camera or phone, everyone’s adding tons of pictures and videos to Dropbox every day. As people add more stuff to Dropbox, we want to make sure they don’t have to worry about space.”
The accounts will update automatically, and Pro users should see their increased storage later this evening. The company is also offering individual Pro users a free Pro 100 trial subscription to share with a family member or friend for three months.
Team accounts, which start at $795 a year for five users, will remain at 1 TB of space, and free accounts will remain at 2 GB.
The move to double the size of Pro plans is a smart one for Dropbox, which faces competition from other cloud storage services such as Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive.