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Google Business Alternatives for Storage

Posted May 12th, 2023    695   0   storage

Hi all!

I received a notification from Google that my business account's storage (5 TB) was exceeded.

My library is much much larger than that. I'm wondering if folks have experienced this previously, and what some alternatives are. I checked the prices for upping Google's storage, and it's prohibitive (and per user).

Appreciate any suggestions!

9 Replies

soybeans54

The only one I've ever heard people using is Dropbox

tnemdai
tnemdai

dropbox but after 30tb they will ask why you want more space, it seems to be hit and miss.

digeeboy
digeeboy

It's Google Enterprise that now has unlimited storage. I pay 15.30GBP/month and it is truly unlimited. I have many 100's of Tb stored.

After speaking with support, Google's Enterprise Plus tier requires a minimum of 5 users in order to achieve unlimited storage, so not viable for me unfortunately.
soschronotek

also curious what people plan to do now :( google is basically killing the unlimited storage

soschronotek

we all in the same boat, google and dropbox killing unlimited

Frawgg
Frawgg

I just got an email this morning that I'm over the Pooled Storage Limit through Google.

I already have a dedicated server setup at a friends house on a fiber connection. I've been planning for this day. I've been a SeedBoxes user for years now and I'm just not ready to call it quits yet on this whole cloud thing lol!

I'm currently using 32+TB's. I've been doing some research to figure out who's still offering unlimited and this is what I've come up with.

Sync.com offers Unlimited on their Teams+ Unlmited. $15 a month. You need 2 Users.
Box.com offers Unlmited on their Business Plus. $25 a month. You need 3 Users. 15GB Limit on each file!

That's what I've come up with from doing some quick research. I think we need to start making a list of what might be some good alternatives.

A list sounds like a great idea (there might be something worth using as a starting point in one of the data hoarder communities). For what it's worth, we landed on Dropbox as the best alternative.
A list sounds like a great idea (there might be something worth using as a starting point in one of the data hoarder communities). For what it's worth, we landed on Dropbox as the best alternative.
Did you go with the Advanced Tier on DropBox?
attackrelease

I just got an email that Google is ending its deal with it's higher education clients... so the .edu google drive account i have 19TB stored on is being sunset by August 1st 2024.

Trying to figure out what alternate options you all are moving to, or whether I should build a big NAS instead? I think I'd prefer cloud to be honest.

angoikon
angoikon
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Quite many users have transitioned to S3, which is the main reason we decided to support all S3 cloud providers to our seedbucket app. This means you can add your S3 to your dashboard (like Google drive) as well as install the rclone mount to it.
With a fast search, one of the cheapest S3 solutions might be idrive-e2 (not affiliated of course)

Val
Val

That's it folks. Unless a magical company comes out with "unlimited space" plans for 1 user. there are NO alternatives except to do your own local NAS. After many discussions with google reps and friends in the industry, I also work in this industry, they simply cannot afford to keep all this storage for what it costs them to run it. In short, we are running out of resources.

What should be the next steps is a new form of storage technology, or simply NVME should drop SIGNIFICANTLY in price in order for the market to keep competitive.

It was a great ride.