A few weeks ago, Google announced that they had dropped their prices for extra Gmail and Picasa storage. You can now buy 20GB for $5USD/year (about £3 at today’s exchange rate), which is very cheap indeed.

Their full price list (which goes up to 16TB) is as follows:

20 GB ($5.00 USD per year)
80 GB ($20.00 USD per year)
200 GB ($50.00 USD per year)
400 GB ($100.00 USD per year)
1 TB ($256.00 USD per year)
2 TB ($512.00 USD per year)
4 TB ($1,024.00 USD per year)
8 TB ($2,048.00 USD per year)
16 TB ($4,096.00 USD per year)

Now Google, when are you going to release a proper Google Drive application, hmm? In the meantime, there are several apps that can use Gmail as a drive (and there’s GmailFS and others) but wouldn’t it be nice to use a supported, official method of using all that storage beyond email, attachments and photos?