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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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Explorer | Level 4

Hope people keep voting for this. As much as I hate to suggest it, I see a lot of photographers on this thread so would recommend you look at SmugMug.  I also use SmugMug for storing my personal photos. I tried with DropBox, but they are not very "friendly" for viewing/managing photos.  SmugMug has unlimited storage and has great tools and viewing options, including mobile.  If I moved SmugMug back to dropbox, I would need even more space.  They really are missing their SMB/single user market.  Good luck to all.  Maybe someday dropbox will really try to listen and be responsive to their customers.  As I learned early in my corporate sales days, it takes about 5x the effort and dollars to get a new customer vs. keeping an exisiting one.  So in a situation where expanding storage would only drive more revenue, not create a liability, this makes little sense.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I've been using dropbox for many years and despite having various other cloud storage options, One Drive, google drive, box.com etc, Dropbox has always been the most reliable, the easiest to use and with the most useful functions that I use on a daily basis. I was using business but downgraded to Professional when I realised I was paying for 5 users when there is only me. Professional is perfect for me and I make great use of selective sync. My folders are full of client artwork that I cannot delete. Sometimes I need to make changes years later for improvements as there are constant sales. I'm almost at the 3tb threshold and I really need more space. One set of artwork I just generated in the last 3 days comes to over 300 gigabytes. Please make it so we can purchase more space. 8 to 10 gig is where I would want to be at for the next few years with the potential to have more in years to come. 

Explorer | Level 4

If there are photographers out there who need more space, consider Smugmug.  https://secure.smugmug.com/signup?Coupon=VWJrTT

This link will get you a 1 time discount (until end of October to sign up, I believe) to try it if dropbox isn't working for photos. It is NOT a similar service to dropbox for storage of multiple kinds of files - simply photos and videos with great tools to view/manage.   Hopefully dropbox will hear all of our requests and consider giving us options for more storage (and revenue to them!).

Helpful | Level 6

I am a sole proprietor of my business and your current plan does not provide adequate storage for me. Can I sign up for the Standard Business plan only by myself? 5TB would be adequate for my needs.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Same problem. my 3TB are full... need more.. dont want to abbandon dropbox for this.. but guess I will have to sooner or later.. 

Helpful | Level 5

I see this request again and again. I've made it myself reieatedjy over the years. Yet Drop claims there's no requirement. Sigh. Smugmug or Backblaze then I suppose. 

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I'm a designer who owns a small home-based brand.

I use Dropbox for both personal and work files.

Having many heavy-weight graphic files takes up most of my storage space.

3TB is not enough space for me, yet the team plan is too expensive and too complicated for my needs (tried it in the past and didn't like it).

 

My suggestion is that you add another personal pro-plan that is somwhere in between: more storage, only 1 user, and a fair price.

Thanks

 

 

Explorer | Level 3

I'm a writer & nature photographer with an increasing need for storage. In the next year, I'll surpass my 3 TB storage space on the Individual Professional Plan and will need to expand my cloud storage or only partially backup my files to Dropbox.

 

As a self-employed individual, with no employees, I can't use the Business Dropbox Plan because it requires a minimum of 3 people. 

 

I'd like to suggest that Dropbox create a plan for individuals that allows for storage needs beyond 3 TB. I suspect there are a lot of creatives doing media-heavy work that would appreciate it. 

 

In addition, because Dropbox syncs with Synology NAS products, I bet there are many people who need extra cloud space and would take advantage of such a plan.

Explorer | Level 4

I am just one user who needs more than 3TB.  I would like 5TB or unlimited. I do NOT want to purchase 3 licenses for the business plan.  I only need one license. Seems like a no brainer to offer larger individual plans.  I am 100% certain there is a market for this.  Thank you for your consideration.

Explorer | Level 4

It would seem to me that there are a lot of possible low level users (desiring smaller accounts) and a lot of possible really high level users (desiring larger accounts), but DB has placed itself at a mid level. 

 

I have to guess that DB is capable of managing this level without too many small time users and too many really bulky users - the first because it requires too much support, the second because it requires too much server space (data x 2 or 3 for backup).

 

Its just very sad that a trustworthy cloudserver like DB with a brilliant interface and also brilliant secondary services cannot (out)grow (statistics) to take the marked. 

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