While a terabyte of storage was more than a person could need, that’s no longer the case. With the ever-increasing size requirements for 4K movies, games, and high-res photos, some consumer OneDrive customers were hitting their 1 TB limit.
Thankfully, Microsoft’s cloud storage solution has now doubled its maximum. Consumers can now get up to 2 TB of space without having a business account by adding to their current Office 365 plan. They can add 200, 400, 600, 800, or 1000 GB more, with varying costs:
- 200 GB – $1.99 a month
- 400 GB – $3.99 a month
- 600 GB – $5.99 a month
- 800 GB – $7.99 a month
- 1 TB – $9.99 a month
As you may know, Office 365 Home subscribers can share their plan with up to five people. If the account holder upgrades their storage, the additional space will only be available to the primary subscriber.
Comparatively, Google offers drive storage space at 2 TB for $9.99 and goes up to 30TB for $300 a month. Naturally, though, the $6.99 Office 365 Personal subscription which includes 1 TB also contains the whole Office suite. $16.99 for Office and 2 TB of storage is still a pretty good deal.
The new OneDrive personal plans leaked in August, but consumers have been asking the option for a while. According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, officials say there are no plans to increase the personal limit to above 2TB at this time.
In June, Microsoft doubled the lowest tier of OneDrive storage from 50 GB to 100 GB at the same $2.99 price. It also noted the addition of a Personal Vault for an extra layer of security for important pictures and documents.