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Storage / Hard Drives News (473)

Kingston Announces 1TB Solid State Drive

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: July 21, 2014 11:23AM
Author: Nick Harezga

Kingston will be adding its largest capacity solid state drive to date to the SSDNow V300 series with the V310, a 1TB drive. The drive is powered by a Phison 3108 controller capable of read and write speeds up to 450MB/s. The Kingston Value series is a great SSD for users looking to migrate from traditional drives without breaking the bank, and the large 1TB capacity provides a drive large enough for most users. SSD Business Manager Ariel Perez said, "Since 2009, our V ‘Value’ series solid-state drives have delivered the best price to performance ratio as possible to enable consumers on a budget or entry-level users to experience the benefits of SSD technology. Our new V310 continues that along with providing the biggest capacity ever in a Kingston SSD."

Source: Press Release



Corsair Announces Fastest USB Flash Drives

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: July 16, 2014 03:40PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Corsair has announced the availability of the Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 flash drives, the fastest to date from the company. The new drive is available in capacities of 128GB and 256GB with read and write speeds up to 450MB/s and 350MB/s, respectively. The Voyager GTX has the internals of a SSD with USB Attached SCSI, S.M.A.R.T monitoring, and TRIM support. It is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and works out of the box with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. The 128GB model will retail for $119.99 and the 256GB model has an MSRP of $239.99.

Source: Press Release




HighPoint Adds Tape Support to Rocket Products

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: July 15, 2014 04:20PM
Author: Nick Harezga

HighPoint has announced the addition of support for LTO 5 and 6 Tape drives to its RocketStor 6328 Thunderbolt 2 RAID adapters and RocketRAID Series HBAs. Tape drive support adds to a multitude of features provided by the devices including hardware RAID, SAS expansion, and SATA port multiplication. The RocketStor 6328 is the first Thunderbolt 2 hardware RAID adapter and is compatible with OSX 10.8.6 and later. The RocketRAID 4500 series was designed with high performance digital media in mind, including applications in 3D and 4K resolutions.

Source: Press Release



Synology Launches DS415play Storage Station

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: July 14, 2014 02:32PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Synology has released a follow up to the DS214play Network Attached Storage device, the DS415play. Building on the two-bay design of the DS214play the DS415play adds an additional two bays and continues to support hardware video transcoding to deliver 1080p video to media streaming devices. The NAS can stream to a wide array of devices including Apple TV, Roku players, computers, and mobile devices powered by Android, iOS, and Windows. Powered by the DiskStation Manager 5.0 OS, the device has multimedia capabilities encompassing audio, video, and photos. The DS415play can hold up to 20TB of disk space with read and write performance up to 110MB/s and 100MB/s, respectively. The DS415play is now available and carries an MSRP of $539.99.

Source: Press Release



Kingston Announces Two New Memory Cards

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: July 8, 2014 02:50PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Kingston has announced a pair of new flash memory products with the DataTraveler microDuo 3.0 and Class 10 UHS-I 90R/45W microSDHC/SDXC card. The microDuo was designed with the needs of Android users in mind, allowing for an increase in storage capacity up to 64GB. It offers a USB 3.0 and microUSB dual interface to ensure compatibility with a wide range of devices including those that support USB On-The-Go. The new Class 10 device will be available in capacities of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB with read and write speeds up to 90MB/s and 45MB/s, respectively.

Source: Press Release



ASUSTOR Releases ADM 2.2

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: July 1, 2014 05:23PM
Author: Brentt Moore

ASUSTOR has just released ASUTOR Data Manager 2.2, just over four months after it released version 2.1The latest version adds in various new features and optimizations, much of which were included thanks to user input and feedback, according to Product Manager at ASUSTOR, Steve Huang. ADM 2.2 contains several new core features, including Night Mode scheduling, hard disk hibernation indicators, multilingual username support, more advanced UPS functionality, and support for external CD, DVD, and Blu-ray drives. New applications are also available in ADM 2.2 and include Photo Gallery, MiniDLNA, Google Drive, HiDrive, and Mail Server. Another feature that is included with ADM 2.2 is a Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox add-on known as Download Helper, which provides one-click downloading of online streaming video.

ADM 2.2 is available for all ASUSTOR NAS devices and can be downloaded now.

Source: Press Release



Samsung 850 Solid State Drive Now Available

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: July 1, 2014 03:59PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Samsung 850 Pro is the latest solid state drive from the company and it is the first to use the new 3D vertical NAND flash memory technology. The new technology "features a proprietary vertical cell structure that overcomes the density limit currently facing planar NAND architecture." The 850 Pro is capable of read and write speeds up to 550MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively, and also boasts 100,000 read IOPS and 90,000 IOPS. It will be available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.

Source: Maximum PC



Transcend Launches SSD370

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: June 27, 2014 08:30AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Transcend has just introduced the SSD370, a solid state drive that is aimed at performance driven consumers. The solid state drive utilizes high-quality MLC NAND Flash chips, makes use of the SATA III 6Gb/s interface, and incorporates a powerful Transcend TS6500 controller. All of these components ensure that the SSD370 can provide users with read speeds up to 570MB/s and write speeds up to 470MB/s. Transcend has engineered the SSD370 to save power, as it supports SATA Device Sleep Mode, or DevSleep. This technology allows a computer to fully power off the SATA interface while still maintaining a response time of less than 20ms. The SSD370 also comes with features such as Advanced Power Shield mechanism, Intelligent Block Management, S.M.A.R.T. commands support, Wear Leveling, and NCQ/TRIM.

The Transcend SSD370 comes with a three-year warranty and is available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities and costs $49, $59, $99, $169, $319, and $679, respectively.

Source: Press Release



Google Announces Google Drive for Work

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: June 26, 2014 12:53PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Google Drive for Work has been officially announced during Google I/O, the search engine company's annual conference that is geared towards developers. Google Drive for Work is a new, premium offering that is tailored to businesses and includes unlimited storage, new security controls, and advanced audit reporting. The latest Google Drive offering gives administrators more control than ever, and includes Google Apps Vault, which covers all content stored in Drive and is used for search and discovery for compliance needs. Users can store files up to 5TB in size with Google Drive for Work, which is larger than any desktop or laptop hard drive currently on the market. Security is a priority for Google Drive for Work as well, with all files being encrypted not only when stored on Google servers, but also when in transit between Google servers and while being transferred from devices to Google data centers. Google Chrome and Android users can even open Microsoft Office documents in their native format, as Quickoffice has been built directly into Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Google Drive for Work is available immediately and costs $10 per user, per month. Current Apps customers can upgrade to Google Drive for Work from the administrator console, while potential subscribers can either contact Google or view the Google Drive for Work website for more information about getting started.

Source: Official Google Enterprise Blog



Corsair Announces Larger Force Series LX SSD

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: June 24, 2014 08:12AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Corsair has just announced that a larger capacity Force Series LX SSD is now available for purchase. While the 128GB and 256GB models have been available to consumers for roughly the last month, a new 512GB model has been incorporated within the Force Series LX lineup. Besides the obvious increase in available storage space, hardware specifications for the drive remain the same as smaller versions, featuring a Silicon Motion controller, a SATA 3 interface, and file transfer speeds of up to 560MB/sec read and 450MB/sec write. The new Corsair Force Series LX 512GB SSD comes with a three year warranty and is available from authorized retailers for $259.99 MSRP.

Source: Press Release



ADATA Announces CFast 2.0 Memory Card

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: June 23, 2014 04:23PM
Author: Nick Harezga


ADATA has announced a new memory card that pairs the form factor of a Compact Flash card with a SATA interface. The ISC3E CFast card is compatible with the CFast 2.0 and SATA 3.1 specifications and offers read and write speeds up to 435MB/s and 120MB/s, respectively. ADATA believes the new memory card will be an excellent choice for industrial applications as it "is highly shock and vibration resistant, withstand extreme temperatures from -40 ºC to +85 ºC, and the MTBF is up to 2 million hours." It will be available in capacities ranging from 4GB to 128GB.

Source: Press Release



ADATA Launches HV611 External Hard Drive

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: June 17, 2014 04:32PM
Author: Brentt Moore


ADATA, a leading manufacturer of DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has just launched its latest external storage offering, the HV611 USB 3.0 2.5” external hard drive. Available in four colors, including cool black, starry white, shining blue, and hot pink, the ADATA HV611 is aimed at showing style with vivid colors. An interlocking puzzle design that incorporates glossy and matte pieces covers the external hard drive, while a blue indicator light shows connectivity status. The new hard drive, available in 500GB and 1TB configurations, also features excellent efficiency in data transfer thanks to the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface.

The ADATA HV611 external hard drive comes with a three year warranty and will be available for purchase through Amazon.com and Newegg, featuring an MSRP of $64.99 for the 500GB version and $89.99 for the 1TB version.

Source: Press Release



ADATA Launches Three New Solid State Drives

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: June 12, 2014 04:35PM
Author: Nick Harezga


ADATA has announced that a trio of new SSDs are being added to its product line. The Premier Pro SP900 M.2 2242 and 2280 are designed for Ultrabooks and desktop PCs compatible with the Intel M.2 standard. The smaller form factor doesn't limit the drives to a smaller amount of storage as they are available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The drives are powered by an LSI SF-2281 controller capable of read and write speeds of 550MB/s and 530MB/s, respectively. The Premier Pro SP910 uses the Marvell 88SS9187 controller and has capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. The SP910 can reach read and write speeds up to 560MB/s and 460MB/s, respectively, and can execute 91,000 read and 77,000 write IOPS. These characteristics make the SP910 a smart choice for users that do a lot of multitasking.

Source: Press Release



Kingston Digital Launches M.2 SATA SSDs

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: June 5, 2014 07:39PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


For those times when you need small storage drives, Kingston Digital has released its new M.2 2280 SATA SSD. At only 22 mm x 80 mm, this tiny drive is perfect for small and thin devices, like ultrabooks, embedded systems, and motherboards, like those based on Intel's recently released Z97 chipset. The drives include multiple features to ensure longevity including TRIM support, wear leveling, and advanced garbage collection, as well as firmware-based solutions to protect data integrity from sudden power loss. For improved power management and battery life, the drives also use SATA DevSleep.

The 120 GB version of these standalone drives is available now with the 240 GB and 480 GB versions coming later in Q3. All of them have a three-year warranty and a life expectancy of one million hours MTBF.

Source: Kingston Technology



SanDisk Announces Gamer and Professional Focused SSD

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: June 4, 2014 03:47PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

For those looking to squeeze more performance out of an older machine, or making a new build as fast as possible, we know to look to SSDs. The higher speeds of a solid state drive can make a difference in many applications, and in others reduce annoying load times. Giving us another option to choose from, SanDisk has announced the Extreme PRO SSD, which can achieve 550 MB/s sequential read speed and 520 MB/s write speed.

Helping achieve those speeds is SanDisk's nCache Pro Technology, which leverages a two-tiered caching system to optimize speed and endurance. The company is so confident in the drive's endurance that it has an industry-leading 10-year limited warranty. When it is made available for sale this month, the MSRP for the 240 GB, 480 GB, and 960 GB versions will be $189, $369, and $599 respectively.

Source: SanDisk



Corsair Introduces the Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 Flash Drive and Voyager Air 2 Wireless Drive

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: June 2, 2014 08:59PM
Author: bp9801

If you are in need of storage, Corsair has a couple new solutions that may be perfect for you. One of them is the Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 flash drive, and the other is the Voyager Air 2 Wireless Drive. The Flash Voyager GTX comes in 128 and 256GB capacities, with read speeds of 450MB/s and write speeds of 350MB/s, which effectively gives you a portable solid state drive. That speed and capacity aren't the only SSD-like elements, as each Flash Voyager GTX boasts USB Attached SCSI and S.M.A.R.T. monitoring to ensure error-free transfers of files. It also has TRIM support to help keep degradation away during long and heavy usage.

Flash drives are one thing, but for those needing a lot more storage, that's where the Voyager Air 2 Wireless Drive comes into play. This palm-sized, wireless hard drive features a 1TB capacity that can work with Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. Wirelessly connectivity is covered by 802.11b/g/n at ranges up to 90 feet, but it can also be plugged in via USB 3.0. You can even use the Voyager Air 2 as a WiFi hotspot. Corsair includes each Voyager Air 2 Wireless Drive with its new Voyager Air 2.0 software, which allows for easier media browsing, Dropbox and Google Drive cloud sync, and Airplay streaming for Apple TV. Users can browse their TV shows by name, season, or episode; and music by artist, album, genre, or song title. Each drive can also be connected wirelessly to home networks and stream to DLNA-enabled devices like smart TVs, Blu-ray players, and game consoles.

The Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 flash drive launches this July, with the 128GB priced at $119.99 and the 256GB at $199.99. Corsair's Voyager Air 2 Wireless Drive arrives this month and will set you back $179.99.

Source: Press Releases




ASUSTOR Launches AS-204RS NAS Server

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: May 27, 2014 04:11PM
Author: Brentt Moore

ASUSTOR, a leading provider of network attached storage solutions, has just announced the launch of its economical rack mount AS-204RS NAS server. The new offering by ASUSTOR comes with hardware that matches its target market of value oriented consumers. The AS-204RS NAS server features an Intel Atom 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of DDR3 RAM, four USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports, and one HDMI 1.4a port. The rack mountable server is also VMware, Citrix, and Hyper-V ready, supports hard disk capacities of up to 24TB spread across all four bays, hard disk hot-swapping, and volume types such as single disk, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, and RAID 10. ASUSTOR is also providing its ADM 2.1 operating system for its AS-204RS NAS server, which features technologies such as VPN connections, cross-platform file sharing, and AES-256 bit encryption for shared folders.

Source: Press Release



Corsair Announces Force Series LX SSD

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: May 27, 2014 03:41PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Corsair has announced the release of the Force Series LX solid state drives, available at a lower price point to target budget conscious users. The 128GB model will cost $74.99 and the 256GB version will cost $129.99. The drives are powered by a Silicon Motion controller and offer read and write speeds up to 560MB/s and 300MB/s, respectively. The drive is enclosed in a 7mm thick aluminum housing and is compatible with all systems that can accept 2.5" drives. The drives are available immediately from authorized retailers.

Source: Press Release



ADATA Announces Premier SP610 SSD

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: May 21, 2014 03:42PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Premier SP610 is the latest solid state drive offering from ADATA, and is powered by an SMI controller. The drive has built-in BCH ECC to provide for improved reliability when transferring and consumes just 80mW of power. The drive can reach read and write speeds up to 560 MB/s and 450 MB/s, respectively, while maxing out at 73,000 Input/Output Operations per Second. The Premier SP610 is available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB at prices of $69.99 for the 128GB and $119.99 for the 256GB. Prices for the 512GB and 1TB were unavailable at this time.

Source: Press Release



HighPoint Announces USB 3.0 Storage Dock

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: May 20, 2014 02:15PM
Author: Nick Harezga

HighPoint has announced its latest entry into the storage dock market with the RocketStor 5411A, a single bay USB 3.0 unit. The 5411A works with all drives from SATA 1 to 3 in 3.5" or 2.5" form factors at capacities up to 6TB. The dock is plug and play with no software required and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.0. The RocketStor 5411A is available immediately.

Source: Press Release



Thecus Solutions Work With Latest Seagate Hard Drive

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: May 20, 2014 02:06PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Thecus has announced that its enterprise solutions are now compatible with the latest hard drive from Seagate, the 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4. The new drive from Seagate is the fastest available 6TB drive and boasts "industry-leading performance and enterprise-level reliability." The increased capacity will allow companies to expand their storage capacity without sacrificing speed or requiring new network storage equipment. Thecus Chairperson Florence Shih said, "Seagate has consistently been at the heart of drive innovation, and their recent entry into the 6TB market is further proof of just that. By taking proven technology and pushing it beyond traditional expectations, Thecus is also taking data professionals to new realms of capacity and performance."

Source: Press Release



ADATA Announces New Flash Memory Cards

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: May 12, 2014 04:17PM
Author: Nick Harezga

ADATA has announced the XPG and Premier Pro series SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) memory cards. The most noticeable improvement in the cards will be seen in speed when compared to the UHS-I U1 with write speeds increased by 750% and 500%, respectively. This translates to read and write speeds of 95MB/s and 85MB/s for the XPG and 95MB/s and 60MB/s for the Premier Pro. The continued expansion in media resolution has also resulted in increases in file sizes, leading to an increased desire for higher speeds to cut down on transfer times. The new cards are targeted at the ultra-high definition market where 4K and 2K resolutions are the norm. The XPG will be available in 64GB capacity and the Premier Pro will be available in 64GB and 128GB capacities.

Source: Press Release



Seagate Upgrades Wireless Plus Mobile Storage Expander

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: May 6, 2014 04:31PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Although the Seagate Wireless Plus product line has been around since early 2013, Seagate has just announced that it has made multiple upgrades to its mobile storage expander solution for smartphones, which is a battery operated Wi-Fi portable hard drive that smartphones and tablets can connect to for additional storage. The Seagate Media mobile application has been updated to be compatible with major mobile platforms including Android, iOS, Kindle Fire, Windows, and Windows RT. Additionally, the smartphone application now features integration with cloud storage services, such as Dropbox and Google Drive. The largest upgrade to the Wireless Plus product line is that the hard drives are now available in 500GB and 2TB capacities, complimenting the already available 1TB version.

Consumers can purchase a Seagate Wireless Plus hard drive immediately, with the 1TB model costing $180 and the 2TB model costing $200. The 500GB version of the Seagate Wireless Plus will be available for purchase starting May 9, 2014, with a price of $150.

Source: CNET



OCZ Announces RevoDrive 350

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: April 25, 2014 04:31PM
Author: Nick Harezga


OCZ has announced its latest PCIe solid state drive, the RevoDrive 350. The drive features "workstation-grade design capabilities and maximum performance for professional content creation, multimedia, and extreme gaming applications," built using 19nm NAND flash technology. The drive is controlled by an LSI SandForce SF-2282 controller and uses the PCIe Gen. 2 x8 interface. With up to 1.8GB/s sequential speeds and 140,000 Input/Output Operations per Second, the drive offers performance far greater than traditional SATA drives. The RevoDrive 350 is available in capacities of 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB with optimized drivers for Linux and Windows. Senior VP of Product Management Daryl Lang said, "This next generation PCIe SSD is the ideal solution for performance-minded users looking to maximize both bandwidth and density for the complete gamut of gaming, content creation and workstation applications."

Source: Press Release



Kingston Adds mSATA SSDNow Solid State Drives

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: April 21, 2014 03:46PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Kingston is adding a pair of drives to its SSDNow line of drives with the mSATA form factor. Drives will now be available with capacities of 240GB and 480GB with read and write speeds up to 550MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively. Previously this line was limited to a maximum capacity of 120GB. The drives are controlled by the LSI SandForce 2241 controller and support Intel Smart Response Technology, TRIM, and S.M.A.R.T. drive monitoring. The mSATA drives have a standard PCB only design with no case and are targeted at small form factor systems including notebooks, tablets, and Ultrabooks.

Source: Press Release



Seagate Announces New 6TB Hard Drive

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: April 9, 2014 03:18PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Seagate has announced a new hard drive targeted at the enterprise storage market, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4, described by Seagate as "the world’s fastest 6TB hard disk drive." The drive is able to achieve up to 25% faster transfer speeds compared to other 6TB drives using 12Gb/s SAS connections. It is also available in a SATA 6Gb/s model for systems without a high speed SAS connection. Seagate has also included high rotational vibration tolerance and enhanced error correction for data reliability as well as making the drive self encrypting with Instant Secure Erase.

Source: Press Release



Thermaltake Announces Wi-Fi Docking Station

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: April 3, 2014 01:13PM
Author: Nick Harezga


The BlacX series from Thermaltake offers users the ability to easily plug internal hard drives into an external enclosure and swap them as needed. Thermaltake was one of the first companies to offer a product in this area and has now unveiled the newest innovation in this product line, the BlacX Urban Wi-Fi Docking Station. The Wi-Fi integration in the latest docking station allows easy access to your files from any device with a wireless 802.11 b/g/n connection, including smartphones and tablets. Mobile users can gain access to files using the TtCloud app, available for iOS and Android. The docking station also supports connection through USB 3.0.

Source: Press Release




ADATA Announces New Solid State Drive

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: April 2, 2014 02:00PM
Author: Nick Harezga

ADATA is adding to its broad array of products with the announcement of the Premier Pro SP920 SSD. The drive uses the 2.5" form factor and takes advantage of the SATA 6Gb/s specification. Powered by the latest SSD controller from Marvell, the drive is capable of reaching read and write speeds up to 560MB/s and 500MB/s, respectively. The SP920 is able to maintain these speeds even when nearing the full storage capacity, a problem that can show up in other SSDs. The SP920 will be available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB with a price range from $89.99 to $529.99. Users will also have access to the latest SSD Toolbox software from ADATA, granting access to information about the disk, the ability to change settings, and improve the lifespan and performance of the drive.

Source: Press Release



HighPoint Announces Thunderbolt 2 Hardware RAID Adapter

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: March 23, 2014 06:00AM
Author: Nick Harezga

HighPoint has expanded its reach into further storage technologies with the release of the RocketStor 6328, a Thunderbolt 2 Hardware RAID adapter. Users will be able to take advantage of RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and JBOD, giving the RocketStor the ability to accommodate a wide range of storage needs. The adapter provides an easy to use solution as it supports several connection options including two external Mini-SAS ports. These two ports can handle "8 SAS/SATA hard drives and SSD's, up to twenty when paired with SATA Port Multiplier capable drive enclosures, and as many as 128 via SAS Expander." The RocketStor will be available for purchase March 27 at an MSRP of $699.

Source: Press Release



Google Drive Plans Become More Affordable

Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Posted: March 13, 2014 12:01PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Google has announced that its Drive service now features reduced rates for various amounts of storage, making the online storage service even more affordable than before. Previously, users of Google Drive received 15GB of free online storage and could purchase 100GB of online storage for $4.99 per month and 1TB for $49.99 per month. Users can now purchase the same online storage amounts with Google Drive for even cheaper, with 100GB costing $1.99 per month and 1TB costing $9.99 per month. The same 15GB of free space for Google Drive users is still offered, and a new 10TB and up tier is now available, which starts at $99.99 per month.

Potential Google Drive customers can sign up for the newly priced plans under the settings menu of the service. Users who already pay for Google Drive storage will be automatically moved to a better plan at no additional cost.

Source: Google Drive Blog



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