Update: How-to Get 10 Gigs of Dropbox Storage for Free

Okay, we’ve got good news and bad news.  The bad news: MrGroove made a mistaken assumption with our earlier post on How-to Get an Additional “6” Gigs of Free Dropbox Space.  The good news: You can actually get an additional 8 gigs of free Dropbox space!! Proof?  Thanks to all you groovyReaders who accepted MrGroove’s invitation to give Dropbox a try, he has now busted through the presumed 8 gig ceiling and is skyrocketing his merry way towards 10 gigs!

As of now, MrGroove has 9.5 gigs of Dropbox space on his free 2 Gig “Basic” Dropbox account.  And you can have it, too. Simply log in to your Dropbox account and click the Get Started tab and follow the six easy steps to begin building on your free 2 Gig account. Oh, and when you get to the sixth step and they say: “For every friend who joins Dropbox, we’ll give you both 250 MB of bonus space (up to a limit of 8 GB)!” they mean you can receive an additional 8 gigs, rather than 8 gigs being the limit of your total Dropbox space on your free account!

10+ GB of Free Dropbox Space

So, just to be extra clear, you get 2 free gigs of Dropbox space when you first sign up for your basic account. Then, you get 250 MB of free Dropbox space when you complete the Dropbox tour. Then, you get an additional 250 MB of free Dropbox space for each referral (they have to click your referral link and install Dropbox) with a limit of 8 gigs of additional Dropbox space from referrals and 10 gigs TOTAL.

Wow, that’s a mouthful.  Here’s an easier way to look at it:

2 gigs (basic account) + 250 MB (Dropbox tour) + 250 MB x 32 referrals = 10.25 Gigs

So it may even be possible for you to get slightly more than 10 gigs of free Dropbox space. But at any rate, you can most definitely get more than 8 gigs of Dropbox space without springing for that $99.00/year Pro account. Very groovy!



  1. Robert

    September 6, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Hahah nice. Well done.

    • MrGroove

      September 6, 2010 at 10:31 am

      Yeah – I was happy :)

      10 gigs”ain’t so bad!”

      • Robert

        September 6, 2010 at 11:18 am

        Now, next steps, hand it over :p

    • dropboxer

      March 13, 2012 at 6:02 am

      can you people please use my link?

      Always have your stuff when you need it with @Dropbox. 2GB account is free!

  2. Tomc

    September 9, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Exactly Robert! Use my link now!

    • Robert

      September 9, 2010 at 8:30 am

      I allready got Dropbox installed.

      • MrGroove

        September 9, 2010 at 12:46 pm

        I think he meant – Use his dropbox referral link so he can rack up some 250meg freebies. :)

        Sorry Tomc – groovyDexter already beat ya to that. ;)

  3. Juihuan

    September 12, 2010 at 12:28 am

    So, did you hit 10 gigs yet?

    • MrGroove

      December 27, 2010 at 5:24 pm

      aye – I had 10.25 GB shortly after this article. How you doing so far?

  4. Phil

    December 27, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Jay, I got just up to 10,25 GB!! no kidding

    • MrGroove

      December 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm

      Nice Phil. How did you do it? Did you refer all your friends and fam or did you just post it around the blogsphere?

  5. bare

    April 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    please use my link

  6. sreekanth

    March 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I think you should update this article now…..we can get 16 GB free space now :) :)
    Dropbox is really cool :)

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