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Personal plans with more storage

Personal plans with more storage

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hi! I used to have a paid personal Dropbox account, until I outgrew the 3TB of storage space. I downgraded to a free Dropbox account and started storing my files with a different provider. As a renewal of my subscription with this other provider is coming up mid-June, I was wondering if you are planning on implementing larger personal plans in the future? Ideally I'd love a package that has somewhere between 6 to 8TB.

 

Switching to a professional account is not an option, because:

- I already use a professional account from the company I work for, you can only use 1 personal and 1 professional account in the Dropbox software at the same time, and I don't want to upload my personal files to my company's account

- a professional account requires several licenses (3, I believe), while I only need 1

 

Therefore, I would like to suggest to implement the option to purchase a larger personal plan with more storage space than the current 3TB (of course the plan with 3TB should still exist for users who don't need more than 3TB).

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Your idea will need a little more support before we can share it with the team. 

 

As such, we've updated the status of your idea to encourage others to share their support and interest in your suggestion. 

 

Thanks!

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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hey Dropbox!  I am a high end commercial photographer and I run my work through my small business.  I would love a dropbox solution for companies with fewer than 3 employees with the option to expand my storage capacity.  As a photographer and cinematographer I often have to upload large files for clients.  Your individual plan doesn't work for me because 2TBs is not enough storage space and I don't want to pay for your Advanced business with a minimum of 3 additional users if my company only consists of a single person.  Realisiticly I need a solution for 10-15TBs so I can archive old jobs on Dropbox but still access them if a client comes back a year or two later to ask for the files or a change. 

 

If you had a solution for me and the millions of other photographers across the world I'm sure you'd be making many people smile.  Please create a solution for a creative artist of one with the ability to add on storage as needed. 

 

Thanks Dropbox!  <3

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I am a digital media professional that needs A LOT of space for storing and sharing large media files (i.e videos, photos, etc). With my current plan, however, I am limited to 3TB. I need a storage option that I'm able to scale as I need it. 

 

Right now, I don't need the additional licenses under the Dropbox Business plan, but I DO need the additional space. It would be nice to have ala carte TBs. For instance, once I use my 3TB and I would like to add 1-2 more, I could add those TBS to my plan without having to add additional licenses or switch over to the Dropbox business. I'd pay a reasonable fee for an extra TB or 3. (see what I did there?) 

 

Will be glad to see this roll out soon!

Explorer | Level 4

I'm a longtime Dropbox user and I have over the years added a bunch of my personal files (Photos, videos, etc.) and work files. The convenience of having access to the files I need and offloading the rest have been indispensable. And the thought of knowing my files are safe if something should happen to my computer is invaluable. Sadly I've almost reached the point  of maxing my 3TB quota.

 

As a developer and designer I understand the value of keeping it simple, which is why I don't want Dropbox to add another plan for individuals.

 

I therefore suggest a solution of letting users who needs it, buy additional space.

A good example of this system is how DigitalOcean does it. When creating a Droplet (server) on DigitalOcean, you choose the size and power of the server. Then if you suddenly are in need of additional space you have the option of attaching a Volume to your Droplet. A Volume is basically a virtual harddrive you connect to the server, where you have the option to choose between 3 predetermined sizes or enter a custom storage size (A price is calculated and shown in real-time).

 

I hope this suggestion finds the interests of other users.

Explorer | Level 4

I am currently an individual with a small business and I am on your 3tb plan.  the features are perfect for me, but i need more storage. you have no options for me other than a business plan with multiple users (just me).  Am being forced to explore OneDrive, since I have lots of space available from Microsoft I don't use.  Same with my Google Drive plan.  It means I may have to split up my data into different providers (not a bad idea, in case of a disaster), but really like having it all in one place.  After so many years as a customer, I may be close to leaving if you cannot figure out some way to let me buy more storage!  The use case doesn't change just because I need more storage.  Please get creative and capture this market. 

Explorer | Level 3

Please Dropbox, this is already been suggested numerous times. Many of your individual users have a genuine need for unlimited storage (photographer, videographers etc who have to back up large files regularly). Please make a plan for individuals who need unlimited storage.

Explorer | Level 3

Hi!

 

Is there any chance you can create a package for 1 user (Freelancer) with 50TB to 100TB of space?

 

I don't have a 'Team'. It's only me and a bunch of clients I need to share different folders with.

I've been using DB for 10 years now and it's great that it's so reliable.

My issue with it is that I need around 50 to 100TB at an affordable price (less than $500AUD).

 

Thanks for listening.

Helpful | Level 5

I wish Dropbox would provide an optiion to let me buy 5TB (and eventually 7TB or 10TB) of storage, as a single user. The only way I can currently get more than 3TB is to pay for 3 users, at triple the cost of one user - and there is no way I'm doing that. I also dislike the way it's advertised; it's misleading to see the cost as £10 for 5TB but then discover I have to pay for 3 users to get that option.

 

This seems like a very strange and abritrary marketing decision. I'm a professional photographer and we tend to have a lot of data. Like many others I know, I'd like to store copies of my data with Dropbox to keep files accessible from anywhere, but Dropbox doesn't offer an option to facilitate this. The result is that (like many others), I'm still on the free Dropbox package instead of becoming a paying customer, because to remain sane I need to store my entire archive, not just part of it.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Yes I totally agree!!!! Or even more!

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