Options for adding Drive storage
By default, each user with a Google Apps for Work account has 30 GB of storage available for uploaded Google Drive files, Gmail, and Google Photos. Users with the free edition of Google Apps (or personal Google Accounts) get 15 GB of storage.
Options for adding storage
If users need additional storage space, there are three options to increase their quota:
If you're using Google Apps for Work and would like unlimited storage (or 1 TB per user with 4 or fewer users), you can upgrade to Google Apps Unlimited. Google Apps for Education also has unlimited storage (or 1 TB per user with 4 or fewer users).
- If you're a Google Apps for Work administrator, you can purchase Google Drive storage licenses for additional storage space and assign the licenses to specific users. If you're a reseller customer, contact your reseller to purchase storage licenses.
- Individual users can purchase more storage space for themselves (requires that the Individual Storage service is turned on for those users in your Admin console). If you don't want your users to purchase more storage, turn Individual Storage off. For help doing this, see Turn Additional Google Services on or off.
How storage licenses work
A user can have only one storage license of each type (administrator managed and individual storage). To change the amount of storage space for a user, remove the user's current license and assign a larger or smaller license. Storage licenses do not apply if you have unlimited storage with Google Apps Unlimited or Google Apps for Education.
See a user's current storage
The total space available to a user is the sum of the Google Drive storage licenses assigned to the user and any individual storage the user purchases. To see how much storage space is available to a user and how much space has been used: