Heads up, cloud storage enthusiasts! Dropbox has just thrown a curveball by announcing the end of its unlimited storage offering. And you'll never guess who's to blame—crypto miners and storage resellers!
In a surprising turn of events, Dropbox's infamous "all the space you need" plan is now a relic of the past. If you’re on their Advanced plan with three active licenses, you’ll be capped at a still-generous 15TB of shared storage. Need a frame of reference? That’s about 100 million documents, 4 million photos, or 7,500 hours of HD video, according to Dropbox.
Why the sudden shift? Well, some users were less than angelic, exploiting the system for crypto mining, pooling storage for personal gain, or even reselling the space. Dropbox claims these rogue users gobbled up "thousands of times" more storage than genuine business clients, creating an unsustainable environment.
What’s noteworthy is that Google also made a similar move recently, slashing its "as much storage as you need" tagline. It's like the cloud storage utopia is evaporating right before our eyes!
Now, for those already on a plan and using less than 35TB, there’s some relief. You get to keep your current storage quota plus an extra 5TB credit for five whole years—without any additional fees. The less-than-1% of users who are storage gluttons with 35TB or more? They get to keep their existing stash plus 5TB for one year.
Craving more space? Mark your calendar! On September 18 for newbies, and November 1 for existing customers, Dropbox will roll out add-ons at 1TB for $10 a month or $8 if paid annually.
The transition to this new, less-is-more era kicks off on November 1. Dropbox promises to send out alerts 30 days before your migration date, so keep an eye on your inbox.
Feeling frustrated or relieved? Either way, the cloud storage landscape is changing, and Dropbox is leading the charge. Don't miss out on the conversation—let us know your thoughts!