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Skydrive now with 25GB storage space!!

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  • Started 5 years ago by madmacs
  • Latest reply from raphoenix
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madmacs
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Hi all, not exactly sure when M/S changed the storage space from 5 to 25 GB but I´d thought I´d let everyone know. Matt

Posted 5 years ago
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LH
Posts: 20002

Well it seems MS does sometimes splash out a bit (for it's users).

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ScottW
Posts: 6609

I still have a 50MB per file upload limit. All of that space sounds impressive until you realize that you can't easily upload anything large. Chopping a large file into smaller chunks is too much hassle. The standard upload page only takes 4 files and you have to pick them one at a time.

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LH
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Give 'em time. They have to invent hyperdrive first.

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madmacs
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@ScottW, I know what you mean the 50MB limit, it is a pain. Although I don´t find RARing too much of a hassle for big files, it´s just time consuming uploading them all.

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Pull the HD and put it in your (Bank Lock Box) off site if the files are that important.
HDs, are inexpensive and easily switched out every week or so.

Regards,
Rick P.

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madmacs
Posts: 1438

lol Rick, well I suppose it would be a safer way of storing!!

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raphoenix
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That's what we do with important stuff.
Also we burn R/W CDs backups and they are stored off site as well.
Be darn putting something on a server in a "cloud" for average folks.
Use to bury stuff in the back yard but that got paved over. (LOL) (LOL) (LOL)
Best Regards,
Rick P.

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ScottW
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Who said anything about the files being important? For any that are >50 MB, you have to archive them in little chunks, upload each individual one, then anyone who wants to download them has to get all the little pieces and unarchive them. Just a pain in the butt. I'm not up for pulling out a hard drive and mailing it to someone.

It would be like going to a storage warehouse and they say: you can get 300 square feet of free storage, but only 3 sq ft at a time! :-(

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

I see now.
It's an MS non secure file sharing social site of some kind.
My Bad.
Regards,
Rick P.

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whs
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Rick, it's a convenient place to upload stuff that does not go on e.g. Photobucket. It takes any file. But I also ran into the 50GB limits with this file and with this file. They both together are the Benny Goodman Carnegy Hall concert of 1938 - the famous first Jazz concert in Carnegy Hall. If you like this kind of music, you can download it. But it takes a while because of the size. But just the title "Sing, Sing, Sing" is worth it.

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raphoenix
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@whs,
Yes, I jumped in thinking of (Off Site Secure Storage Backup or Archive).
Am so use to uploading to my own websites if need be, forgot about the other public sites.
I have ear phones on most of the time so I'll check out the links in your post right away.
As I said, My Bad. :( :(
Best Regards & Thanks,
Rick P.

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