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ElDorito 7,478 1,374 May 29, 2016 at 05:51 AM
I bought two chrome devices so get the 100 gb on each.. Correct me if I am wrong on this, but after two years, I can't add anymore files unless I pay.. Would it make sense to create a new google account.. put 200 gb of stuff on it and then after two years i can still access it all? Not sure how the free space works... In other words, is it separate from the 17 gb I have now....

What I do not want to happen is I add the 200 gb to the drive i have now, and then in 2 years I can't add on to that drive anymore... I don't want to pay monthly..


Found this article: Do files get deleted when the free Drive promotion ends?

This is the question many readers ask us. The good news is that your files are not deleted when the offer expires. Instead, Google will prevent you from uploading further files until you fall back below the regular quota of 15GB.

For example, let’s say you have 20GB of files stored when the cut off date reaches you. This means you end up with 5GB of files over the default 15GB Google offers to all users.

You can still access, download, edit and share all of your files as normal but — and this is the important part — you won’t be able to add more files until you either buy extra storage space or delete/migrate the file excess.


So am I better off creating a new google account?

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I bought two chrome devices so get the 100 gb on each.. Correct me if I am wrong on this, but after two years, I can't add anymore files unless I pay.. Would it make sense to create a new google account.. put 200 gb of stuff on it and then after two years i can still access it all? Not sure how the free space works... In other words, is it separate from the 17 gb I have now....

What I do not want to happen is I add the 200 gb to the drive i have now, and then in 2 years I can't add on to that drive anymore... I don't want to pay monthly..


Found this article: Do files get deleted when the free Drive promotion ends?

This is the question many readers ask us. The good news is that your files are not deleted when the offer expires. Instead, Google will prevent you from uploading further files until you fall back below the regular quota of 15GB.

For example, let's say you have 20GB of files stored when the cut off date reaches you. This means you end up with 5GB of files over the default 15GB Google offers to all users.

You can still access, download, edit and share all of your files as normal but -- and this is the important part -- you won't be able to add more files until you either buy extra storage space or delete/migrate the file excess.


So am I better off creating a new google account?
You can use your existing Google account and it will add 100GB on top of what you currently have. So if you have 15GB now, it will be 115GB after you redeem the offer.

It's up to you whether you want to create a new Google account or not. If you intend to add/delete files frequently, then you might want to use a separate account for this 100GB promotion since you won't be able to do that once your 2 years is up unless you pay. The current price is $1.99 per month which isn't too bad compared to $4.99 in the past.
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You can use your existing Google account and it will add 100GB on top of what you currently have. So if you have 15GB now, it will be 115GB after you redeem the offer.

It's up to you whether you want to create a new Google account or not. If you intend to add/delete files frequently, then you might want to use a separate account for this 100GB promotion since you won't be able to do that once your 2 years is up unless you pay. The current price is $1.99 per month which isn't too bad compared to $4.99 in the past.
I agree with this, I would pay its less than $25 a year and your going to spend a lot of time to transfer files between accounts not to mention the pain.
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I agree with this, I would pay its less than $25 a year and your going to spend a lot of time to transfer files between accounts not to mention the pain.
True. Thanks!
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