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 consumer accounts) get 15 GB of 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.
- 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 (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.
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 in the upper corner and choose Select columns to add them.