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Microsoft doubles free OneDrive storage to 30GB

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Sep 2014 11:52 User comments (2)

Microsoft doubles free OneDrive storage to 30GB Microsoft has doubled its free OneDrive cloud storage, taking advantage of Apple user's recent troubles with upgrading to iOS 8 due to a lack of available storage.
Says the software giant of the move: "We've been listening to the commentary about storage on the new iPhones released today and we wanted to get you more storage right away. We think you'll appreciate having more free storage while setting up your iPhone 6 or upgrading to iOS 8."

Apple angered some fans when its iOS 8 updated required tons of space, as much as 6.9GB depending on your device. With most iPhone and iPad owners owning 16GB models that have just 12GB available to start, the required storage meant deleting photos, apps, games or texts. Alternatively, you could have hooked up to your PC/Mac's iTunes and upgraded that way, but not everyone was in front of a computer with hours to spare.

Microsoft has made the offer available until the end of September, and it includes the OneDrive camera roll seeing a jump from 3GB to 15GB.

Source:
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2 user comments

123.9.2014 13:22

I don't understand how we can have 128 and 512 GB flash drives, and all kinds of high capacity SSDs, but in 2014, they can't cram another chip somewhere in these wispy devices to bump the capacity to at least 128 or 256 GB.

It could even be a tiered storage solution, where the OS and frequently accessed programs/apps reside on faster storage or RAM, and photos, music etc, are on slower storage. Just a thought.


SuckRaven

26.10.2014 23:02

... "It could even be a tiered storage solution, where the OS and frequently accessed programs/apps reside on faster storage or RAM..."

REPLY: RAM is not 'storage", in the normal sense. RAM is volatile. With loss of power, and every time you shutdown or restart the computer, any data on the computer's RAM is dumped.
RAM is indeed much, much 'faster', however it is transient.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Oct 2014 @ 23:06

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