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More Free Capacity in the Offing for Dropbox Pro Users

With an estimated 15 to 20 percent of all personal data files now being stored--or at least backed up--in cloud services, the market is really starting to heat up. Those numbers were single digits just 18 months ago.

Dropbox made a move July 10, laying down a challenge to competitors such as Box, Mozy and Carbonite by doubling the capacity for its paid subscribers to 100GB and 200GB at the price of 50GB and 100GB agreements.

Dropbox said it will automatically supersize storage accounts for current users the evening of July 10. The company also is adding a 500GB plan for those Pro users who have heavier-duty storage requirements.

San Francisco-based Dropbox offers free 2GB accounts, 50GB for $9.99 a month, 100GB for $19.99 a month, and large corporate plans starting at 1TB for a negotiated price.

Users can automatically upload photos and videos into Dropbox from most cameras or phones.

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Chris Preimesberger

Chris Preimesberger

Chris Preimesberger is Editor of Features & Analysis at eWEEK, responsible in part for the publication's coverage areas. In his 10 years and more than 3,500 stories at eWEEK, he has distinguished...