Lightroom: Introduce additional cloud storage tiers (3TB & 4TB)

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Hi all,

Currently Adobe offer 1TB and 2TB Creative Cloud storage plans, but then jump to 5TB and 10TB plans.

I understand this is no doubt a commercial business decision - however as a hobbyist, the jump from 2TB straight to 5TB is massive. I personally would take a great many years to fill the additional 3TB and should not be required to pay for it for all those years where I'm not using it.

Given the large price difference between 2TB and 5TB I'm actually going to be more likely to delete files rather than paying Adobe for more storage. If incremental bumps up in say increments of 500GB or even 1TB where available, at commensurate pricing, then I'd go for it in a heartbeat. I don't believe I'm alone here, and Adobe is potentially losing some business opportunities here for what is likely a very minimal change to make.

I know this has been touched on in a couple of other posts, such as https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/idea-for-lightroom-cc-lightroom-classic-cc and https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-cc-yes-but, but I feel it deserves a dedicated request.


Cheers,

Nick
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I'm afraid there is an answer in your original post.
You could try deleting for a few months or maybe half a year, but data never shrinks, it always grows, and Adobe know that. Whoever starts using 1TB will eventually use 10. 

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> If incremental bumps up in say increments of 500GB or even 1TB where available, at commensurate pricing, then I'd go for it in a heartbeat. I don't believe I'm alone here,

When I was looking into cloud storage for my iPad, I was deciding between Dropbox, a known, reliable entity to me, and iCloud. Exactly what you stated here is what decided me on iCloud. Dropbox wanted more money up front for more storage than I thought I would be using, while iCloud offered a more affordable, incremental plan. Eventually, if and when my needs grow, I may switch over to Dropbox as the service providing the larger storage capacity. But not right now.

It really doesn't matter that data always grows. The varying rates at which it grows is what the issue is.  If the little customer has to stay "little" and can't grow gradually, they may rule out Adobe's Cloud services altogether, I fear. I may be willing to spend the extra one time going to an 8GB external drive, rather than the 4GB external drive I actually need now, but that's not a subscription where I'm always paying for much more than I'm able to fill.