Google One’s new 5TB option fills big gap between storage plans

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Google One’s new 5TB option fills big gap between storage plans

Google One, the company’s subscription plan that has cloud space for storing, has added a replacement 5TB plan for those that need quite 2TB but aren’t willing to buy subsequent highest level, 10TB. The new 5TB option joins the prevailing smaller plans, including 100GB and 200GB options, because of the huge 20TB and 30TB plans.

Until now, Google One has had a somewhat inconsistent series of cloud storage plans: you’ll get 100GB, 200GB, or jump straight to 2TB. If 2TB wasn’t quite enough, your next option is jumping all the thanks to the 10TB option, which can be overkill for various users. That’s where the new 5TB cloud storage plan comes in.

The change arrived quietly after Google ended its free unlimited, compressed Photos storage this year, meaning a bunch of Google users suddenly had a mass of videos and photos counting against their space for storing. But, of course, these files are joined by whatever you’ve got in Gmail and Drive. As a result, some Google users checked in for Google One plans to spice up their storage capacity.

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The 2TB plan is priced at $9.99/month, making it comfortable enough for several users, but the sole next option — so far — was an enormous jump to the 10TB plan at $49.99/month. The 5TB plan bridges that gap at a more palatable $24.99/month or slightly discounted $249.99 if you’re willing to buy a year upfront.

As with the 2TB plan, Google One subscribers who check-in for the 5TB option also will get 10-percent future credit once they buy something from the Google Store, access to a VPN for Android smartphones, priority Google support, and choose other perks.