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OneDrive Cloud Storage goes unlimited

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Microsoft this week upgraded their OneDrive cloud storage solution to unlimited storage for Office365 users.

It seems to be a multi-stage process, 10TB now and Unlimited later, but that means for £80 per annum you get Microsoft Office and unlimited OneDrive storage.

As someone who uses Amazon Web Services, GDrive and OneDrive, along with local disk drive backups and Backblaze, this is a) very welcome, and b) allows me to streamline my cloud storage needs.

On my current tiers:

AWS costs me $7 per month (averaged)
Drive costs me $9.99 per month (A 10TB tier would cost $99.99 per month)
Backblaze which is a complete computer backup is $47.50 per annum.

I have a feeling that I will drop GDrive when my renewal occurs later this month, and I will review AWS. It is highly useful and has saved my bacon on a couple of occasions, but the disadvantage is that it is that bit harder to access (and costs money to restore). I use Arq from Haystack Software, which I highly recommend, to manage the process.

NOTE:

One thing to be clear on as pointed out by Peter Deegan @dhcphotouk is that OneDrive as only allows a string of 256 ch including file paths.