SOS Online Backup Shutters Unlimited Storage Plan

SOS Online Backup has discontinued their unlimited storage plan and added new pricing to their website.

The switch was made sometime between the end of March and April 12, according to internet history at

New SOS Online Backup Plans

New SOS plans, as shown on their website.

The new prices are:

  • 50 GB for $4.99/month, or $44.99/year
  • 100 GB for $7.99/month, or $79.99/year
  • 150 GB for $9.99/month, or $99.99/year
  • 250 GB for $12.99/month, or $129.99/year
  • 500 GB for $20.99/month, or $199.99/year
  • 1 TB for $39.99/month, or $399.99/year
  • 5 TB for $159.99/month, or $1599/year
  • 10 TB for $299.99/month, or $2999.99/year

Gone is the “infinite” cloud storage plan. The same price you would have paid for that plan will now get you 100 GB. Quite a downgrade, in my opinion.

The decision seems to be a step back to 2014, when they offered 100 GB for $9.99/month. The new plans are less expensive, but not by much.

The new plans have the following features:

  • Up to 5 PCs or Macs per account
  • Unlimited mobile devices
  • External hard drive backup
  • Network attached storage (NAS) support
  • No limit to file sizes or types.

The change is sure to disappoint potential SOS customers, and those who are searching for unlimited cloud storage. SOS will also face increasing pressure to differentiate their service from competitors. Unlimited storage was a main selling point of SOS, and in my review it was certainly one of my favorite features.

Geoff Akerlund

Geoff Akerlund

Geoff Akerlund is the founder and editor-in-chief of He enjoys attending music festivals, whitewater kayaking on the American River, and board game nights in his free time.

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  • DaveKurtiak

    Indeed! I’ve stored roughly 2TB with SOS. Not hard to do with high-res digital photography to chew up over 1TB. That’ll not cost $160/mo or $1600/yr!

    Considering 6TB+ drives are now commonplace, how useful is a 50GB backup storage plan?

    Disappointing since I’ve really otherwise been happy with the service and now will need to start looking again. No word yet on how & when current customers will be migrated to the new plans.

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  • bigboy678

    With a lot of services giving up their unlimited plan and with large capacity hard drives being so cheap i might just bite the bullet and role my own nas server with owncloud and store it at a friends house. that way i have offsite backup that i am fully in control of.

    the only reason why i havent is because in order to pay for itself would have cost alot in comparison to SOS unlimited plan. since that is now gone the option looks a lot better

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  • Blandofgod

    i have about 10TB in SOS cloud and this switch has left me feeling like they are trying to hold my data hostage. $2999.99 a year they are going to charge me for that. Seriously? Thanks SOS, but i agree with the author, unlimited backup was your primary selling point.

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  • ALI

    So sad been using their unlimited plan for 2years or so and really loved it. Now I have recovered 15tb and are looking for a new unlimited plan. I tried Blackbaze but you can’t select individual folders to backup I don’t like the entire drive or nothing approach. Please any suggestions is welcome also any back service where files are deleted if you delete them locally are pointless

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    • Hi ALI. CrashPlan will let you select individual folders, with unlimited backup space. I’ve been using it successfully for awhile now.

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  • asdfasdf

    299 / 10 terabytes? I could buy 2x5tb drives for just a little over that. What a load of garbage. How are they going to survive with that kind of pricing in 2016? Ri-GOD DAMN-diculous

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