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  1. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       18 Feb 2015 #21

    strollin said: View Post
    badrobot said: View Post
    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Winuser said: View Post
    It is a good thing for those needing that much storage space and at $1.99 plus tax not a bad price.
    True, 100GB is a lot of storage but for me I would like to have that much so I don't have to have a spare drive and being on the cloud it provides me with very a very solid disaster recovery tool. Heck, I can upload all of what I need to recover and restore my PC without much of an issue. And at 1.99/Plus Tax is cheap insurance, IMO.

    Jeff


    Just invest on a 128GB usb 3.0 flashdrive. You can recover everything you want 100x faster offline (anywhere) for a one time cost of $50+.

    Buy the HP® x702W USB 3.0 Flash Drive 128GB at TigerDirect.ca
    Even better, you could buy a 1TB USB external hdd for not much more. Amazon.com: WD 1TB WD Elements Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive Storage (WDBUZG0010BBK-NESN): Computers & Accessories
    I suggested the 128GB because it is almost the same capacity as the 100Gb onedrive free storage and it's small enough to be used anywhere.
    But it's just me. The 100gb onedrive is free so grab it if one prefers the cloud service.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,935
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       18 Feb 2015 #22

    badrobot said: View Post
    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Winuser said: View Post
    It is a good thing for those needing that much storage space and at $1.99 plus tax not a bad price.
    True, 100GB is a lot of storage but for me I would like to have that much so I don't have to have a spare drive and being on the cloud it provides me with very a very solid disaster recovery tool. Heck, I can upload all of what I need to recover and restore my PC without much of an issue. And at 1.99/Plus Tax is cheap insurance, IMO.

    Jeff


    Just invest on a 128GB usb 3.0 flashdrive. You can recover everything you want 100x faster offline (anywhere) for a one time cost of $50+.

    Buy the HP® x702W USB 3.0 Flash Drive 128GB at TigerDirect.ca
    I would want to be able to restore everything if say, a fire wiped out my home. In that event I could lose all of my things include that flash-drive. With the cloud I don't have to worry about that issue.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,461
    Windows 10 Pro
       18 Feb 2015 #23

    If you have that much data you want to save I would save the files to OneDrive and save them to a external drive also. That way you won't have to download 100 GB's of data if you ever decide you don't want to use OneDrive any more. It only cost $1.99 plus tax now. What's to stop MS from increasing the cost dramatically once they get everyone they can hooked into the 100 GB plan.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,935
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       18 Feb 2015 #24

    Winuser said: View Post
    If you have that much data you want to save I would save the files to OneDrive and save them to a external drive also. That way you won't have to download 100 GB's of data if you ever decide you don't want to use OneDrive any more. It only cost $1.99 plus tax now. What's to stop MS from increasing the cost dramatically once they get everyone they can hooked into the 100 GB plan.
    Technically, anything can happen. But I want to have my key files/data off site so I can get at it when/if a major disaster occurs. I also have the option of Google Drive, which I use as well and it's cheap. So if MS does go up I can use Google.

    An external drive is not the best way to recover from a total disaster, fire etc., I need to have my data off site for that. When I worked at several IT shops we had to have detailed plans for disaster recovery and I still follow them as much as I can and using the cloud is great for this.

    Jeff
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,713
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       18 Feb 2015 #25

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    I agree completely Jimbo
    I was grandfathered with 25gb and I don't even have 1gb used lol after all of this time that passed

    have noticed that if you do download content stored it comes back in a zip folder
    Same here, Thrash. And I don't know how much I've used, but it's not anywhere close to 5 GB, even. And, with my Office 365 subscription I get 1 Terabyte, so what would I gain by getting another 100 GB?
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,713
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       18 Feb 2015 #26

    kingstonian said: View Post
    As Jimbo pointed out, speed and data usage are a big problem when using OneDrive, I have many GB's of photo's which I have digitized over many years, and for the last 15 years using digital cameras have lots of folders which I would like to upload to OneDrive but alas OneDrive can't do that, so a very tedious process to upload making more folders on OneDrive.

    Hopefully that will change ...
    Yep, I learned the hard way! It took three or four days for everything to upload and then not everything made it across. I had my Upload Center whining for a couple weeks until a fellow beta tester helped me straighten it out. And no, we weren't testing OneDrive. She runs a support center and took pity on me.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       18 Feb 2015 #27

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Winuser said: View Post
    If you have that much data you want to save I would save the files to OneDrive and save them to a external drive also. That way you won't have to download 100 GB's of data if you ever decide you don't want to use OneDrive any more. It only cost $1.99 plus tax now. What's to stop MS from increasing the cost dramatically once they get everyone they can hooked into the 100 GB plan.
    Technically, anything can happen. But I want to have my key files/data off site so I can get at it when/if a major disaster occurs. I also have the option of Google Drive, which I use as well and it's cheap. So if MS does go up I can use Google.

    An external drive is not the best way to recover from a total disaster, fire etc., I need to have my data off site for that. When I worked at several IT shops we had to have detailed plans for disaster recovery and I still follow them as much as I can and using the cloud is great for this.

    Jeff


    That is a very good plan in theory. Disaster. Off-site. If disaster can strike anytime. It can strike anywhere. Even off-site.

    If there is a total disaster, I won't have time to worry about file recovery. I have to recover my life back first or I may not exist any more to do any recovery at all.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 17
    W8
       19 Feb 2015 #28

    BunnyJ said: View Post

    Technically, anything can happen. But I want to have my key files/data off site so I can get at it when/if a major disaster occurs. I also have the option of Google Drive, which I use as well and it's cheap. So if MS does go up I can use Google.

    An external drive is not the best way to recover from a total disaster, fire etc., I need to have my data off site for that. When I worked at several IT shops we had to have detailed plans for disaster recovery and I still follow them as much as I can and using the cloud is great for this.

    Jeff
    +1
    I do backup to the cloud and to a network drive. It doesn't even need to be a fire. A thunderstorm can be enough to kill a setup.
    Of course most if not all of those providers intend to make something out of it. What goes round comes around(work).
    It does not have to be OneDrive or any Ms. I have used a free option from Mozy for a few years. It worked well and never had a problem. I'm even paying now for a 50GB(work files) option. Nothing wrong with that.
    The network drive I have to replace soon as it has been going for a number of years
    No free lunches
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  9. Joined : Sep 2014
    UK
    Posts : 88
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       19 Feb 2015 #29

    I just hoped I would get that amount of storage because onedrive is always my friend ever since I got my new win8.1 pc its always been there. Lets just hope that carries on
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  10. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,935
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       19 Feb 2015 #30

    badrobot said: View Post
    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Winuser said: View Post
    If you have that much data you want to save I would save the files to OneDrive and save them to a external drive also. That way you won't have to download 100 GB's of data if you ever decide you don't want to use OneDrive any more. It only cost $1.99 plus tax now. What's to stop MS from increasing the cost dramatically once they get everyone they can hooked into the 100 GB plan.
    Technically, anything can happen. But I want to have my key files/data off site so I can get at it when/if a major disaster occurs. I also have the option of Google Drive, which I use as well and it's cheap. So if MS does go up I can use Google.

    An external drive is not the best way to recover from a total disaster, fire etc., I need to have my data off site for that. When I worked at several IT shops we had to have detailed plans for disaster recovery and I still follow them as much as I can and using the cloud is great for this.

    Jeff


    That is a very good plan in theory. Disaster. Off-site. If disaster can strike anytime. It can strike anywhere. Even off-site.

    If there is a total disaster, I won't have time to worry about file recovery. I have to recover my life back first or I may not exist any more to do any recovery at all.
    Here's an example of why I like the cloud concept. I accidentally deleted some key files one day, Yes stupid but things like this do happen. Did I worry?? No, because I had all of those files on the cloud and I could restore them in a few minutes. Was that a total disaster.. no but it's an example of why having an off site storage/recovery site is important IMO.

    I know that there is no perfect disaster recovery plan but I try to follow the rules and guidelines I was taught when I was actively involved in the IT field and they have served me well over the years. YMMV

    Jeff
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