Options for adding Google Drive storage space
By default, each user with a Google Apps Business or Education account has 30 GB of storage available for uploaded Google Drive files, Gmail, and Picasa Web Albums. Users with Google Apps free edition (a legacy product) get 15 GB of storage. If users need additional storage space, there are two options for increasing their quota:
- If you are a Google Apps for Business administrator, you can purchase Google Drive storage licenses for additional storage space and assign the licenses to specific users
- Individual users can purchase more storage space for themselves (unless you turn off the Individual Storage service for your organization)
A user can have only one storage license of each type. To change the amount of storage space for a user, remove the user's current license and assign a larger or smaller license.
The total space available to a user is the sum of the Google Drive storage licenses assigned to the user and any individual storage.
To find the amount of storage space available to a user, and how much of the space has been used:
- Sign in to the Google Admin console.
- Click Users.
Find the information in the Drive usage and Total storage columns of the user list. If you don't see these columns, click and select them.