Dropbox now offers its pro users 1TB of storage for $9.99 a month
posted Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10:47 AM EDT
Cloud storage services have been interesting for photographers on the go for quite a while now, but with storage prices plummeting the way they do, there will soon be no more need to carry an external hard drive around. The latest service to cut its prices (and up its included storage capacity) is Dropbox, who is now offering its Pro subscribers a whopping 1TB of cloud storage for a mere $9.99 per month.
This brings Dropbox in line with other cloud storage services such as Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, who have been offering similar plans for a while now. Meanwhile, Apple mentioned they will be offering up to 1TB of storage for their iCloud Drive service as well, and the pricing scheme of $1/month for 20GB and $4/month for 200GB suggests that 1TB of storage will be priced similarly (though official pricing for the iCloud 1TB tier is unknown at this time).
While $9.99 per month is still more than what you pay for a Terabyte of photo storage over at Flickr – which charges you $0 – Dropbox storage can be used for many other things besides just dumping and sharing your photos. For example, you can save your RAW files in Dropbox to access them from anywhere in the world, backup your Lightroom catalogs to the cloud, share your folders with others to work on joint projects, or simply keep your important documents handy.
In addition to the new pricing scheme, Dropbox also introduced several new security features. For one, shared folders can be set to one of three permission levels: owner, editor and viewer. Shared links can now be password protected and can be set to expire within 7 or 30 days or at a custom date. In addition, devices linked to a Dropbox account can now be remotely wiped of all Dropbox in case of loss.