Dropbox is making a significant change to its storage plans, signaling a shift towards managed storage and aligning with industry trends.
Starting November 1st, the company will implement a metered model on its Advanced plan, ending the unlimited storage offering. This decision comes as Dropbox cites misuse by crypto miners and resellers as the reason for the change.
While some businesses may be affected by the new storage cap, Dropbox is committed to working with high-storage users and offering alternative solutions.
This move reflects the industry’s push towards more sustainable and fair storage models.
The Implications of Dropbox’s Storage Cap and Industry Response
Dropbox’s decision to cap storage has raised concerns among business users who heavily rely on unlimited storage. This has prompted them to explore alternative storage options. Dropbox is implementing a metered model on its Advanced plan in response to customers misusing the service.
Under the new policy, customers signing up for the Advanced plan will receive 15TB of storage. However, businesses currently on the plan using less than 35TB can keep that amount, plus an additional 5TB credit of pooled storage for five years. For businesses using over 35TB, Dropbox will allow them to retain their storage amount at the time of notification, along with an additional 5TB credit of pooled storage for one year.
Understanding Dropbox’s Advanced Plan and Pricing Changes
The new pricing changes for Dropbox’s Advanced plan will go into effect on November 1st.
Dropbox’s Advanced plan, which is the most expensive option at $30 per user per month, will now have a capped storage limit of 15TB for each team. This change is in response to customers misusing the service, with Dropbox blaming crypto miners and resellers for the need to implement a metered model.
Businesses currently on the Advanced plan using less than 35TB of storage can keep their current amount, plus an additional 5TB credit of pooled storage for five years. For businesses using over 35TB of storage, they will be allowed to keep their current amount for one year, plus the additional 5TB credit.
Addressing User Concerns: Dropbox’s Commitment to Businesses With High Storage Needs
To address user concerns, the company is committed to working with businesses that have high storage needs. They will allow these businesses to keep their current amount for one year, plus an additional 5TB credit.
This commitment comes in response to Dropbox’s decision to cap storage and implement a metered model on its Advanced plan. Dropbox acknowledges that some businesses require more storage than others and wants to ensure that legitimate businesses can continue using the platform effectively.
Users currently on the Advanced plan using over 35TB of storage will receive the same amount for one year, along with a 5TB credit. Dropbox will contact these businesses to discuss alternate storage options.