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News Microsoft cancels OneDrive unlimited storage offer

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 3 Nov 2015.

  1. cdb

    cdb No comment

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    I went to a wedding last week and shot 53GB of video and photos. It soon adds up. My 6TB will soon need expanding.
     
  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Kind of my opinion about it.
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I wasn't aware Onedrive was meant to be a business-grade backup solution. I thought Crashplan was more that region.
     
  4. monkiboi

    monkiboi Member

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    Unlimited - possibly one of the most misused words of our time
     
  5. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I'm thinking more of people that paid for one year, are still currently under the 1TB limit but planned to potentially use more than that at some point in the year.

    Maybe a small group of people, but the point is they paid for unlimited for a year.
    Just because they haven't gone over the new limit yet doesn't mean they weren't planning to.

    .....

    I think it doesn't effect people until their current prepaid subscription expires. Still not sure though even after reading this: https://blog.onedrive.com/onedrive_changes/ and this: https://blog.onedrive.com/onedrive_changes_FAQ/

    Either that or you can get a prorated refund.

    .....

    They are massively reducing everything rather than just putting a semi-generous cap on 365 subs, which makes me think they badly misjudged the cost and usage of storage.
    If it was just a small percentage of users caning their unlimited allowance they wouldn't have to massively reduce small and free allowances too.
     
  6. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Well-Known Member

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    I'd just like to know what sort of internet connection someone had to upload 75TB of data :O

    I'd be long dead before I could upload that much....
     
  7. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    According to this it would take me a tad over 18 years. I really need to get fibre...
     
  8. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    *threadomancy*

    MS Have relented slightly, and are allowing those currently with 15GB of space and/or the 15GB Camera roll bonus to keep it... but only if you ask/opt in... Which you can do here if you feel so inclined...
     
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  9. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    It does rather beg the question who is doing the planning and PR for OneDrive though.
    Unlimited storage was inevitably going to cause trouble, and getting rid of bonus storage then giving it back but only if you ask nicely is hardly great PR. I can imagine people who miss the opt in then find out about it later being a bit annoyed.

    I like the service but it all seems a bit shambolic at the moment.
     
  10. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    What's the saying? There is no such thing as bad publicity. ;)
     

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