OneDrive now lets you go beyond 1TB of storage with Office 365

Laptop with Office 365
Laptop with Office 365 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Office 365 subscribers can now get up to 2TB of OneDrive storage.
  • Subscribers can buy additional storage above their included 1TB base in 200GB increments.
  • Microsoft is also upping its 50GB OneDrive standalone plan to 100GB for the same $2 per month price.
  • Office 365 Home subscriptions are currently on sale for $80 per year (opens in new tab).

If you've been wishing for more OneDrive storage, Microsoft is delivering today with updates for both Office 365 and OneDrive standalone subscribers. The biggest change comes for Office 365, which will now let you upgrade to up to 2TB of storage (opens in new tab) for the first time. Previously, Office 365 users were limited to the free 1TB of storage that is included with their subscription.

You'll still start with the base 1TB of storage with Office 365. However, you can now purchase additional storage in 200GB increments starting $2 per month. If you want to max out at 2TB, you can purchase the additional 1TB of space for $10 per month.

While that's good news for anyone using a ton of space with Office 365, OneDrive standalone subscribers are getting a bit of a boost as well. Microsoft has increased its 50GB plan to 100GB of storage for the same $2 per month price. Microsoft says that the upgrade will roll out "soon" and subscribers will have the additional storage automatically added to their accounts.

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  • Didn't they allow this before?
  • It's too bad only gives 50 Gb and doesn't just tap into OneDrive!
  • When you can buy an 8TB external hard-drive for $150 or less I can't see how anyone can justify $10/mo for an 1TB. That's $120/yr for 1TB verses 8TB for a total of $150.
  • Well for one it's for cloud syncing purposes across all my devices, which of course you could do your own NAS server or something but that also requires you building and setting it up yourself. You're not "just" paying for storage space.
  • Doing it yourself also means you are relying on your home internet, which probably has really poor upload speeds (around 10Mbps). Also, using OneDrive means my data is protected, even if something happens to my house.
  • Agreed but most people not all on average only have 2 devices, a PC and Phone. A $10/mo convenience fee for 1TB at a rate of $120/yr doesn't seem proportional for what a 8TB would cost. Most phones can add a SD card which are getting bigger and bigger all the time as well. I plugged my phone in to my PC everyday so I always have my files synced up. From a business perspective this could be a good option but when your are talking 10, 20, 100, or 1000 devices even that will get costly. Most business these days have their employee access their documents though a VPN to keep things secure whether they are on a PC or mobile device. Don't get me wrong I do use the cloud which is nice but I wouldn't spend money for it.
  • Obviously this is not for most people, it is for those of us who keep everything in the cloud. Especially video and other large file-types like ISOs (I have a few of those) 🤣 It's just more convenient and much safer ran relying on local storage. Unless you do backup like a paranoid where you have a backup of the backup outside premise stored in a fireproof safe (which you should, if you're a company and relying on local storage solutions!...) That said, I do occasionally renew the local backup I have of all my OneDrive content.