Now that Amazon Drive has done away with their unlimited storage plan, I figured it would be a good time to do a quick roundup of the top cloud storage services and their prices. This is by no means a comprehensive comparison of each service’s features, but it should give you a good starting point to see what you get for your money with each service.
The chart below simply compares the different prices for Amazon Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Apple iCloud, and Dropbox at various storage tiers. Each service has various single file size limits and extra features, so do your research once you’ve narrowed down your prefered services. There are also many other lesser known services, like Box.com and Mega.nz, that I have not included.
Prices below are annual, but some services allow you to pay monthly.
|Amazon Drive||Microsoft OneDrive||Google Drive||Apple iCloud||Dropbox|
& Unlimited Photo Storage
(Requires Prime Membership)
|5 GB||15 GB|
(Shared across all Google services)
|5 GB||2 GB|
 With Microsoft OneDrive, $60 for 1 TB is a “Business” plan. The “Personal” 1TB plan is $70, but you also get Office 365 included. There is also a $100 “Personal” plan that gives 5 TB total for 5 users with Office 365 included, but no one user can use more than 1 TB.
 With Microsoft OneDrive Business, there is an unlimited plan that is $120 per user with a minimum requirement of 5 users. Each user starts with 5 TB and can request to increase storage as needed through customer support at no additional charge.
 With Dropbox Business, the 2 TB plan is $12.50 per month per user with a minimum requirement of 3 users.
 With Dropbox Business, the unlimited plan is $20 per month per user with a minimum requirement of 3 users.
Amazon Drive seems to be the most aggressively priced and being able to select exactly how many terabytes you want, at $60 per terabyte, without having to jump up by 10TB at a time, like with Google Drive, is nice. However, most of the other options provide better desktop software and syncing features.
For unlimited storage, your best option by price seems to be Microsoft OneDrive, especially if you have friends or family members to split the service cost with, since you must sign up 5 accounts anyway for the unlimited plan. However, the fact that you have to contact customer support anytime you exceed what is currently allocated to your account, in order to increase your storage quota, could get annoying. Dropbox’s business plan is the only hassle free unlimited option on this list.