pCloud has all the desired qualities of a modern online storage and outperforms its direct competitors like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, iCloud, etc. It has therefore become the best online storage solution for a large number of people. We’ve talked about it in detail in our online storage comparison and our review of pCloud.

For those in a hurry, here’s a concise summary of pCloud’s huge promotion for this Black Friday 2021:

ContentPrice before promotionPrice after promotionSavingsEnd date
Lifetime 2 TB350 €245 €105 €28/11More
Lifetime 500 GB175 €122,5 €52,5 €28/11More

Please note: you can request a full refund within 10 days of purchase, even with promotions.

pCloud promotion for Black Friday

The promotions on the pCloud site are displayed with even bigger savings than what we calculated above. Because before Black Friday 2021, there was already a -65% promotion. We calculate the savings against the -65% promotion, while pCloud displays the difference against the original prices (without the 65% discount).

pCloud is probably the best online storage service today. It combines many qualities, which are summarized below:

  • Some of the lowest rates on the market
  • The best alternative to Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive
  • Compatibility with all computers (Windows, MacOS, Linux) and mobile devices (Android and iOS)
  • Impeccable security with the pCloud Crypto option to add private encryption to your files
  • Very economical lifetime online storage plans (pay once for unlimited use)
  • 10-day money back guarantee

With pCloud’s regular prices already being particularly attractive, the Black Friday promotion is an opportunity not to be missed if you are looking for online storage.

The pCloud Black Friday 2021 promotion

The pCloud Black Friday promotion runs until November 28.

75% off 500GB and 2TB lifetime plans

The pCloud offer for this Black Friday is nothing less than a 75% promotion on the prices of the 500 GB or 2 TB lifetime plans!

If you’re not familiar with them, you should know that Lifetime plans (or pCloud Lifetime) are a very economical feature of pCloud. They allow you to buy online storage space, pay for it in one go and then use it for life.

This offer is already very interesting (see our review of pCloud Lifetime), so the Black Friday promotion makes it a real bargain.

Note that before Black Friday, pCloud was already offering a 65% discount on its lifetime plans. So we’re taking those already reduced rates as a reference for our calculations. But as we can see below, the Black Friday price reduction of 75% allows huge additional savings (more than 100 € for the 2 TB lifetime plan).This new Black Friday promotion drops the prices to €122.5 for the 500GB lifetime plan, and €245 for the 2TB plan. This discount is particularly interesting for the 2TB space, as it still saves €105 as shown in the table below!

ContentPrice before promotionPrice after promotionSavingsEnd date
Lifetime 2 TB350 €245 €105 €28/11More
Lifetime 500 GB175 €122,5 €52,5 €28/11More

Huge savings compared to a traditional subscription

To understand how incredible this promotion is, you need to know what the long-term gain is compared to the same online storage paid with a traditional monthy or yearly subscription.

For the 2 TB offer, a “traditional” annual subscription costs €95.88 per year at pCloud. Other online storage services all have similar or higher prices.

Therefore, the initial purchase of €245 for lifetime storage is less than 3 years of subscription! In other words, you will have already paid for your purchase after 3 years of use. And after that, you’ll save an extra €95 per year compared to someone who has an annual subscription (with the monthly subscription, the savings are even greater, at 20%).

That’s an absolutely huge savings for 2 TB:

  • 230 € of savings after 5 years of use: almost the initial purchase price of your space!
  • 520 € savings after 8 years

The savings on the 500 GB plan are naturally lower, but they also pay for themselves 3 years after purchase.

pCloud features

We direct you to our pCloud review for the full pCloud test. Here we will simply summarize some of the main features of the online storage service.

File synchronization

pCloud sync will let you enjoy your files on all your devices: computers, tablets or phones.

On your Windows, Mac or Linux computer, you create a folder where all the files and folders are automatically synchronized in your online storage space.

This is exactly the same principle used by online storages like Dropbox or Google Drive for example. So you won’t be out of place if you used these before.

pCloud is not limited to a single synchronized folder, it allows you to select other folders to be automatically synchronized.

pCloud Drive

One of the original features of pCloud is pCloud Drive. This is a folder located entirely in the cloud. All the files in it are not actually stored on your hard drive, but in the cloud.

This folder does not use your computer’s disk space. Files are downloaded on the fly when you need them, then re-uploaded when you save them. Of course, file access times are longer than with hard drive storage, but it’s still a great option if you need to save disk space.

File version history and recycle bin

To some extent, pCloud has online backup features to mitigate data loss and mishandling.

In particular, the versions of your files are stored for 30 days (15 days for the free version of pCloud). During this period, you can find the old versions of each file and restore them if necessary.

Similarly, the recycle bin in pCloud keeps all deleted files for 30 days (15 days for the free version).

File Sharing

File sharing is also one of the main advantages of an online storage space, and pCloud is positioned with many features.

It is of course possible to share a file or folder by generating a link that you send to the recipients.

But you can also protect the sharing link with a password to make it secure, or set an expiration date for the link.

pCloud also provides an interface to view statistics about your share, such as how many times the file has been viewed or downloaded.

You will also be able to generate a very handy upload link feature. This is a link that will allow the recipient to upload files to your pCloud space, even if they are not a pCloud user themselves.

pCloud’s offerings

For individuals, pCloud offers two main packages with different storage spaces.

pCloud Premium and Premium Plus: 500 GB or 2 TB of cloud storage

The first paying package, called pCloud Premium, includes 500 GB of data. The second package, pCloud Premium Plus, offers 2 TB (2000 GB). The functionalities remain identical in both cases.

Three billing options are offered by pCloud: monthly, annual, or lifetime.

The monthly and annual subscription rates are among the cheapest on the market today. Here are the details:

  • 500 GB for €4.99 per month or €47.88 per year (or €3.99 per month)
  • 2 TB for €9.99 per month or €95.88 per year (or €7.99 per month)

Lifetime online storage

The pCloud Lifetime offer is a very interesting and unique case. The principle is to buy online storage space with a one-time payment. You can then use this online storage space for life, without limitation.

With the Black Friday promotion, after 3 years you will already have amortized the purchase and made savings compared to a traditional annual subscription.

After these 3 years, you will save an additional €95 per year for the 2 TB plan and €47 per year for the 500 GB plan. In other words, after 5 years of using the 2TB lifetime plan, you will have saved over €230! And more than 520 € after 8 years…

This promotion is therefore a rare opportunity to get lifetime storage space at a very reasonable price. In particular, for the 2TB plan which can be used over the very long term and therefore generate huge savings in the long run.

pCloud Lifetime at 75% off

Online storage as a gift?

Another advantage of lifetime cloud storage is that it makes an ideal gift, as once paid for it can be used for life, and does not incur any additional cost, unlike a subscription.

Satisfied or refunded

To help pCloud users take the plunge, pCloud has the good idea of providing a 10-day money back guarantee.

This guarantee is especially valuable for lifetime deals and Black Friday sales, which often require you to make a decision potentially quickly.

pCloud Crypto

One of the strengths of pCloud is its security. The private encryption offered with pCloud Crypto is a plus among the features that support this.

pCloud private encryption takes the form of a special folder on your computer. All files and folders you place in this folder will be encrypted before they are sent to the pCloud servers.

By doing so, you ensure that these files cannot be read by anyone but you. Even pCloud will not be able to decrypt this data, for which only you have the encryption key.

This is a guarantee of the confidentiality of your data. This pCloud Crypto option is not free: 4.99 € / month, or 47.88 € / year (20% cheaper) or you can activate the option for life with a payment of 125 €.

pCloud Black Friday promotions in brief

ContentPrice before promotionPrice after promotionSavingsEnd date
Lifetime 2 TB350 €245 €105 €28/11More
Lifetime 500 GB175 €122,5 €52,5 €28/11More