September 30, 2023

Dropbox is now not providing limitless storage to clients on its Dropbox Superior plan. The corporate did so after noticing that a few of its clients have been utilizing its Superior plan for illegal actions and abusing the corporate’s “as a lot area as you want” coverage to some extent the place it may trigger reliability points to different clients.

“We discovered a rising variety of clients have been shopping for Superior subscriptions to not run a enterprise or group, however as a substitute for functions like crypto and Chia mining, unrelated people pooling storage for private use instances, and even situations of reselling storage,” the corporate defined. “We’ve noticed that clients like these continuously devour 1000’s of occasions extra storage than our real enterprise clients, which dangers creating an unreliable expertise for all of our clients.”

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Dropbox’s Superior plan will transition to a brand new metered mannequin on November 1. That is going to have an effect on each new and present clients who will step by step migrated to the brand new coverage:

  • New clients who buy three licenses will get 15TB of shared area storage, with every further license including 5 TB of storage.
  • Present clients utilizing lower than 35 TB og storage per license will get to to maintain the entire quantity of storage they’re utilizing plus a further 5TB of pooled storage for 5 years at no further value.
  • Present clients utilizing greater than 35 TB of storage per license will be capable to proceed utilizing it plus a further 5 TB of pooled storage for one yr at no further cost. Nevertheless, the Dropbox group will contact them to search out long-term choices.

Dropbox stated that lower than 1% of the purchasers utilizing its Superior plan are at present utilizing greater than 35TB of storage per license. “We acknowledge that altering an “all of the area you want” coverage might be disappointing for some clients. And whereas we‘re unable to supply this selection going ahead, our aim is to make sure that the overwhelming majority of groups on our Superior plan expertise no disruption,” the corporate stated.