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  • Drumsticks - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    Wow, that Office bundle is a pretty impressive incentive... Reply
  • sherlockwing - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    Especially for those with .edu emails and can get the University Version. Reply
  • Morawka - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    1TB of cloud storage for 4 years plus the full suite of the latest Office for the next 4 years all for $80. Goodbye dropbox Reply
  • CaedenV - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    Actuially $65 on Amazon if you are really pinching pennies.

    Interestingly enough, I just registered my University copy of office last week. Just checked my storage and no increase yet :( But then again I have the 7GB free, plus 20GB 'enthusiast' bonus for having a windows phone, plus 100 GB from turning in a few Bing points, plus 3GB for having a lumia phone with the pureview camera, plus the 20GB from Office 365... I am not exactly hurting for space right now.
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  • sherlockwing - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    It is not going live until July it seems. Also MS didn't mention if they are changing the maximum file size(was 2GB). If the max file size remains 2GB it would be disappointing. Reply
  • andrewaggb - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    wow, that's a lot of cloud storage. That's pretty compelling actually. Reply
  • B3an - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    Easily the best cloud storage option right now. Even the UI is the best and easiest to use. Reply
  • Sttm - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    Yeah I love OneDrive;s UI setup in Windows 8.1. Just open explorer and drag and drop! Easy and built in. Reply
  • sherlockwing - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    The weakest point is that the max file size is only 2GB(10GB for Google Drive). Reply
  • Akrovah - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - link

    I don't htink that will be a huge problem for most people. At least for me the only files I really have larger than that are my Windows install disc images. Even my GoG installers are all broken out into sub 2GB files for games that are larger than that. Reply
  • solidus-flux - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    See only "coming soon" for the 1TB option for OneDrive for Business:

    https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/plans/

    and

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/business/compare...
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  • Brett Howse - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    Yes coming soon - https://blog.onedrive.com/1tb-for-every-business-u... Reply
  • solidus-flux - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    Ah, my apologies. When I saw you date the announcement, I was thinking they were announcing that it was live, not announcing that it was planned. In any event, a month is not far off. Thanks for the great article. Reply
  • althaz - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    1TB with Office subs is crazy-good. Google Drive had the cheapest 1TB pricing at $120. For $20 less you can get 1TB for 5 different users, plus Office for 5 people. Pretty awesome value, IMO.

    That said, how many people really want/need this much space? I wouldn't have thought the market for folks wanting massive amounts of storage would be all that big (although I'm one of the people in that market).
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  • sherlockwing - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    I(have Office 365 University) have only 1 use for that 1TB storage: store my Computer's C(OS) and D(data) drive's Arconis True Image backup file(740GB) in the cloud. Reply
  • sherlockwing - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    Although 740GB is probably bigger than their single file size limitation. Reply
  • althaz - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    It is, the max file size is 2Gb, IIRC. Reply
  • althaz - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    WinRAR to the rescue? Reply
  • jramskov - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    For Office documents? Hardly. Pictures and videos? I currently have around 250GB images and video...

    Anyone got experience with One Drive and OS X?
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  • Roland00Address - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    What is the largest file size on one drive?

    Expected Speeds for downloading or uploading?
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  • Roland00Address - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    Sorry that should be what is the largest single size file you can upload to one drive? Reply
  • Brett Howse - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    It's unfortunately still stuck at 2 GB per file. Reply
  • solidus-flux - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    I just synced an 800 MB file in about 3 minutes. I watched skydrive.exe get a steady 4.5 MB/sec in the Resource Monitor. Not bad! Reply
  • althaz - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    I didn't see this in the article anywhere, but these changes take effect next month according to the linked blog post. Reply
  • solidus-flux - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    The article actually says "On April 28th, OneDrive for Business had its file storage increased from 25 GB per user to 1 TB per user" but that seems to be wrong. Reply
  • Brett Howse - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    Updated the article with a link to the OneDrive for Business news. Reply
  • Brett Howse - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    Whoops sorry forgot to add that in there - article is updated Reply
  • DanNeely - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    On the amazon side, it's worth noting that the 50gb and larger plans all come with storage for 250k songs outside the data cap. Depending on what you're backing up this can make their plans a lot more competitive than the numbers in the table make them look. eg in my case I'd only save a dollar defecting to MS or Google. Reply
  • althaz - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    Matched songs don't count towards your cap for MS or Google. Beside that, 250k songs is about 1-2Gb meaning you save $1 and get double the space (going with MS over Amazon), or save $26 and get the same space. Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    Your average song is only a 4-8k file... Do you have worlds largest midi collection or something? If you actually had 250k songs that'd be about a terabyte of mp3s/etc. Reply
  • MonkeyPaw - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    Also worth noting is users getting 3GB free when you auto upload photos. I have a Windows Phone and this was a no-brainer. OneDrive is a great solution since it's also cross compatible and semi-transparent on Windows. Reply
  • HardwareDufus - Monday, June 23, 2014 - link

    This is actually quite compelling. I am an IT professional. A consultant that programs in a great many languages and works on large, mission critical, applications. I have a plethora of computers (16 or more). However, the one I favor has no more than a 250GB SSD and a 500GB harddrive...and they are no where near full, not by a long shot. (granted I'm not a gamer, nor a movie/song pirate, so I don't store as much as those folks). I spend more money just backing those up than the Microsoft subscription. Now if they would extend it to my Desktop, Laptop and Cell Phone..under the same plan...wow. Reply
  • fluxtatic - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    How much can it cost to back them up really? Couple external HDDs you can rotate out to a remote location, cheap cloud storage all over the place...take your files, 7-zip and encrypt on Ultra settings and put them in the cloud (god that term makes me feel dirty). At least for raw sources, they'll zip down to practically no space.

    Anything I really don't want to lose, I have backed up twice to separate drives on my fileserver and copies on OneDrive and Amazon. My KeePass db is in at least 5 different places at any given time.

    And throw another 500GB HDD in your box, too (assuming desktop). It's dirt-cheap for the drive and Cobian Backup is free - set it up to back everything up as often as you feel necessary and sleep easy...since it's your front line defense and you've got multiple other backups.
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  • krazy_olie - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    I just logged in and for some reason I have 25gb plus 25gb of "enthusiast" bonus for a few months. :/ Reply
  • Wolfpup - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    Honestly I'm shocked that 25% of people have MORE than 15GB! The service must be doing really well if that's true.

    I'd just assume that most people are like me, and have a few documents on there at best.

    OneDrive is super inconvenient now for Windows users, given 8.1 basically removed compatibility with it LOL. (To have it integrated with the Windows file system, you have to be logged in to a Microsoft account on your local machine, which is completely unacceptable)
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  • andrewaggb - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    I agree that's really annoying because I have at least one computer where I don't want to use my personal ms account but would still like to have access to my one-drive. But for the most part it's ok. Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - link

    People backing up pictures/video I'd guess for most of it; depending on how good their music duplicator is cd rips might be a decent chunk. I don't have anything in OneDrive, but IIRC Amazon made me upload ~15/55GB of my music to their cloud. Reply

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