Online Storage with Microsoft OneDrive

 

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I now have all my photos stored on Microsoft OneDrive. I ran out of space in the various free accounts that I was able to create, and I needed more storage. I looked at the options for cloud storage and selected OneDrive, as the most reasonable option available. OneDrive is a Microsoft product so it is unlikely to disappear any time soon. OneDrive charges $50 per year for 100 GB storage, which was what I needed.

OneDrive allows me to copy specific directories and then access them from different locations, including other computers and from my phone. Unlike some services, OneDrive is not designed as a computer backup system. It does, however, store an additional backup copy of my photos, in case something happens to the external hard drive that I routinely use.

The OneDrive PC application and iPhone App are easy-to-use. I encountered no problems, although it took about a week to transfer all my files to OneDrive. Fortunately, OneDrive keeps you well informed about the progress of your transfer and clearly marks transferred files with a green check mark.

My timing for this change was not good. A few days after I made my decision, Google lowered the price for their competing Google Drive service to $1.99 per month or $23.88 per year. Consequently, when my OneDrive service comes up for renewal, I will probably change to Google unless Microsoft has lowered its prices by then.

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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2 Responses to Online Storage with Microsoft OneDrive

  1. chybaskids says:

    I REALLY need to read this one carefully as I have my Memory Manager on my HP PC & photos on my Mac in iPhoto. I used to hate the iPhoto on my old Mac but this new one is great!

  2. Pingback: How low can it go? | All About Images Blog

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