Time To Stop Using OneDrive?


Microsoft recently announced that it is reducing the size of storage. For example, if you are an Office 365 subscriber, you had unlimited storage, but it is getting capped at 1 TB. The most disappointing change is that free OneDrive storage will decrease from 15 GB to 5 GB for all users, current and new. The 15 GB camera roll storage bonus will also be discontinued. These changes will start rolling out in early 2016.

Why! I am sure it boils down to money. You can read about the reason behind, mostly that some users “abused” the storage policy. I don’t buy it, but as a free user, I can’t really vote with my money.

I think getting free storage reduced from 15 GB to 5 GB makes OneDrive a lot less desirable. Who knows what Microsoft will do in the future. It may start charging for any storage. I have no idea.

I don’t know too many people using OneDrive, even if they are using Windows. I still think Google Drive, followed by Dropbox, is the best choice for consumers. GDrive gives 15 GB free, and additional storage is reasonably priced. Also its integration with other Google services and Chrome make is very useful. I use it and it works well.

Moving the files is a pain, but I think it’s best done over time before the new OneDrive storage limits take place.

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