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Storage and upload limits for Google Workspace

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Google Workspace storage limits

Google Workspace storage is shared between Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. Learn how storage use is calculated.

The amount of storage for each user depends on your Google Workspace edition. Most Google Workspace editions have pooled storage. Pooled storage is indicated in the following tables as total storage or a storage amount times the number of End User licenses.

Pooled storage is granted in stages:

  • At the time of purchase, you get part of your storage. 
  • As you make timely payments for your subscription, your storage increases up to your total storage limit.
Google Workspace Edition or Subscription Storage Limits

G Suite Basic

No longer available for new customers

30 GB per End User

G Suite Business

G Suite Business - Archived Users

No longer available for new customers

Unlimited storage

1 TB per Archived User

Google Workspace Business Starter 30 GB times the number of End Users, including Archived Users
Google Workspace Business Standard 2 TB times the number of End Users, including Archived Users
Google Workspace Business Plus 5 TB times the number of End Users, including Archived Users
Google Workspace Enterprise Starter 1 TB times the number of End Users

Google Workspace Enterprise Standard

Google Workspace Enterprise Plus

5 TB times the number of End Users, including Archived Users

For customers with 5 or more End Users, more storage may be available at Google's discretion upon reasonable request. Learn how to request storage.

Google Workspace for Education

Google Workspace Edition or Subscription Storage Limits

Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals

Google Workspace for Education Standard

100 TB total for all End Users
Google Workspace for Education Teaching and Learning Upgrade Additional 100 GB times the number of End User licenses
Google Workspace for Education Plus Additional 20 GB times the number of End User licenses

For more information about storage for Google Workspace for Education storage, go to Understand storage availability and usage.

Google Workspace Essentials

Google Workspace Essentials editions do not include Gmail.

Google Workspace Edition or Subscription Storage Limits

Google Workspace Essentials Starter

15 GB per End User

Google Workspace Essentials

No longer available for new customers

100 GB times the number of End User, up to a maximum of 2 TB
Google Workspace Enterprise Essentials 1 TB times the number of End Users
Google Workspace Enterprise Essentials Plus 5 TB times the number of End Users

Google Workspace Frontline

Google Workspace Edition or Subscription Storage Limits

Google Workspace Frontline Starter

Google Workspace Frontline Standard

5 GB per End User*

*This storage limit applies to all End Users using a Google Workspace Frontline edition, even if the Customer purchased another Google Workspace offering with different storage limits.

Google Workspace for Nonprofits

Google Workspace Edition or Subscription Storage Limits

Google Workspace for Nonprofits

100 TB for all End Users

Drive upload & copy limits

Each user can upload and copy 750 GB to Drive within 24 hours. Users who reach the 750-GB limit can't upload or copy more files until the limit refreshes. The limit refreshes within 24 hours.

  • You can upload and synchronize files up to 5 TB in size. Only the first file that breaks the limit completes uploading.
  • Files larger than 750 GB can’t be copied. Instead, download the file and then upload it.

Drive file and folder limits

  • Each user can have up to 500 million items created by that account at a time. Permanently deleted items don’t count toward this limit. For details, see the Drive FAQ for admins.
  • My Drive folders can contain up to 500,000 items (files, folders, and shortcuts). For details, see the Drive FAQ for admins. This limit doesn’t apply to the top level of a user’s My Drive.
  • My Drive folders can be nested up to 100 folders deep, including the parent folder. For details, see the Drive FAQ for admins. The limit doesn’t apply to items that are restored or migrated to another account.
  • See also shared drive limits.

Administrator controls

  • Google Drive: When you turn on the Drive service in the Admin console, your users can upload and sync any file to their accounts.

  • APIs: Customers can use an API to add, edit, and remove files in batch, as well as to manage and generate information about their users' documents (but these activities don't generate quota usage information at this time). For example, administrators can use the API to upload a large number of files and share these files with all users in their domain. Learn more about the API upload feature.

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