Chime in: Should you pay for extra OneDrive cloud storage?
Are the premium OneDrive plans worth the extra cost?
Microsoft offers 5GB of OneDrive storage for free with a Microsoft account, but if you need more space you'll need to part with some cash. There are two ways to achieve this: by purchasing the 50GB OneDrive upgrade, or by paying for a full Office 365 plan. The former will set one back $1.99 per month, while Office plans start at $69.99 (1TB of space) a year.
The maximum amount of OneDrive storage space is 5TB, which is available with the Office 365 Home plan. It's what I personally use, and I find it to be worth the extra fee, especially if you use Word, Excel, Outlook and other Microsoft software. Community member vhl71 took to our forum to find out whether or not others believe OneDrive is worth paying for.
Compared to Google Drive, OneDrive is cheaper for the 50GB and 1TB, but Google offers options to move up to 20TB and 30TB, should you need a ridiculous amount of space.
See OneDrive pricing at Microsoft
Do you use OneDrive? If so, sound off in our forum to share the plan you rely on, and why.
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