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Dropbox is now limiting free accounts to just three devices

By David Matthews ยท 11 replies
Mar 14, 2019
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  1. Dropbox recently updated its website to indicate it will allow users on the free storage plan a total of three devices at a time. Any additional devices will require the user to pull out their wallet.

    The policy starts this month and is meant to push people towards the Plus and Professional paid storage tiers which allow unlimited devices. Dropbox's paid storage starts at $10/month or $100/year for 1TB of space on the Plus plan. Moving up to the Professional tier raises the price to $200/year for 2TB of space.

    For comparison, Google Drive is $10/month for 2TB of storage while Microsoft's OneDrive offers a 6TB (1TB split over six users) for only $10/month. OneDrive might be an even better deal considering it comes with the full Office suite of applications.

    As cloud computing and storage become more popular, companies are trying to find ways to monetize these services. While $10 per month may not seem like much, it could be a pain for those who simply want to sync their Dropbox accounts across a bunch of devices.

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  2. Drew Valadez

    Drew Valadez TS Enthusiast Posts: 46   +18

    Wow, I didn't realize how cheap Google Drive was and how much better a deal OneDrive has become in comparison.

    I jumped ship from Dropbox with only a 9-10GB account for Google's 20GB size and even then I have topped out Google's Drive a few times (Stupid RAW photo sizes) but this is even more reason to just ignore Dropbox.
     
  3. Evgen

    Evgen TS Rookie

    Okay, Dropbox, goodbye
     
  4. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 665   +318

    Hahaha, they remind me Flickr now. Bastards wanna force what is it. Their 90% free users to pay even if they dont use a lot of data.
     
  5. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,539   +2,853

    Question: Do dropbox or OneDrive have a user limit?
     
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  6. dob_1

    dob_1 TS Booster Posts: 54   +32

    Oops - 5 devices already. I don't need much space, my current free 6.8GB is enough as I use it for working between multiple locations and devices. It's good that I can keep them, but as soon as I replace a laptop or tablet it will need constant payments. Then it will be goodbye from me -- and I guess from many others.
    Dropbox needs to make sure it doesn't kill its goose that laid the golden egg!
     
  7. baskiria

    baskiria TS Enthusiast Posts: 70   +38

    I canceled my account a month ago, there are literally a sea of better and cheaper alternatives. Long gone when Dropbox was the thing.
     
  8. iamcts

    iamcts TS Addict Posts: 216   +141

    You can get unlimited photo storage from Google Photos if you let them compress the original.
     
  9. Gary Rayes

    Gary Rayes TS Rookie

    I don't think it's a problem. There are a lot of other cloud storage services. Personally I use CloudMounter, firstly it allows me to operate all my cloud storages in one place and secondly, it circumvents Dropbox's limitations, so I still have access to my Dropbox account from all of my devices.
     
  10. Drew Valadez

    Drew Valadez TS Enthusiast Posts: 46   +18

    Yep, already on that, I let Google Photos do all 600GB of photos because having an additional offsite copy of a compressed photo as a backup at no cost is not a shabby deal.
     
  11. Namtrooper

    Namtrooper TS Enthusiast Posts: 46   +24

    Cloudmounter. Must remember! To make calendar entry.
     
  12. Namtrooper

    Namtrooper TS Enthusiast Posts: 46   +24

    Done!
     

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