View Poll Results: Do you still use Cloud Storage?

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  • Yes, i still use Cloud storage

    15 83.33%
  • Nope, Got all the storage i need

    3 16.67%
02-21-2020 05:27 AM
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  1. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Do those of you that use OneDrive, do you actually like it or is it because Samsung switched to OneDrive for photo backups? For me it's because of Samsung's switch. I actually don't like it very much. Mainly because I find the app to be really ugly and dated.
    I've used it for a few years now. At first it wasn't a lot just because I was so tied up in Google Drive, but then I've slowly migrated over and I like it. It had nothing to do with Samsung. I just find it works well with both my Note and laptop. Somehow it seems to have a little more continuity between the two devices. That's not to say it was lacking on Google Drive. I do have Office 365 for both home and at work so that probably plays into it as well.
    02-17-2020 07:00 PM
  2. msm0511's Avatar
    I've used it for a few years now. At first it wasn't a lot just because I was so tied up in Google Drive, but then I've slowly migrated over and I like it. It had nothing to do with Samsung. I just find it works well with both my Note and laptop. Somehow it seems to have a little more continuity between the two devices. That's not to say it was lacking on Google Drive. I do have Office 365 for both home and at work so that probably plays into it as well.
    Yeah, I use a Mac so that probably doesn't help. I just don't like it for some reason.
    02-17-2020 10:05 PM
  3. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Yeah, I use a Mac so that probably doesn't help. I just don't like it for some reason.
    I use both windows and Mac actually. OneDrive actually works quite well on the Mac. I was actually very surprised. I’m new to Mac so I’m still learning, but I am continually surprised at how well Microsoft products work. I’m sure there may be some missing features that windows has, but for what I do it’s been great.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-17-2020 10:52 PM
  4. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    Not to stray too far off topic. But, for me, OneDrive works well. I have a personal account and business account.
    However, I will say, I feel Box, works much better. Even more so for sharing files and folders. And, I feel the security and GDPR side of things, has been better implemented with Box, versus OneDrive.

    But, merely my opinion.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-19-2020 03:29 AM
  5. Gary02468's Avatar
    What's confusing is that the subject line, the poll question, and the poll answers all address different questions. Whether cloud services are "worth the money" is not the same as whether I use them, which in turn is not the same as whether I "still" use them. And whether I have "all the storage I need" is different from all of those questions.
    02-19-2020 06:02 PM
  6. jhimmel's Avatar
    I guess the question is about the value of cloud storage (worth it?). The value to me is cross platform multiple device access to my files, and backup in a safe off-site location.
    I have Office365 which also gives me 1T OneDrive storage. I usually load up my phone with plenty of on-device storage capacity, but this has nothing to do with the use of cloud storage - for the reasons stated above. In other words, I'm not using cloud storage because I'm running out of room on my phone.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-19-2020 06:21 PM
  7. bhatech's Avatar
    I pay for Google one, OneDrive and iCloud for various reasons. Google one is my primary cloud service, OneDrive get work discount on office 365 plans so buy that, and iCloud stuff for iOS device and mainly because family has Apple devices and use iCloud family sharing. Personally don't trust Samsung services, I prefer mostly Google or Microsoft. Apple getting better ever year and use it on their devices.
    02-20-2020 01:08 AM
  8. kigmatzomat's Avatar
    I have multiple backups. I use google to backup photos at lower res. Dropbox (paid 2TB) has all full-quality photos, music, docs, etc.

    My laptop syncs to dropbox which then syncs with a NAS that has RAID1. The NAS has a second partition that has no users with write access, and a nightly job copies the first instance of every file from the user partition to the backup partition.

    So even if a virus/ransomware manages to infect dropbox and my user NAS section, the non-writable NAS partition will have all my photos and the first incarnation of all my documents.

    My wife's syncs to dropbox too, and her laptop has a tiny thumbdrive where her "Documents" folder is copied nightly. Even if her laptop is destroyed, move that thumb drive over to another box and she's running in minutes.

    Can you tell I've had hard drive failures and a friend was hit by ransomware?
    02-20-2020 01:40 PM
  9. TMavC5's Avatar
    I use both windows and Mac actually. OneDrive actually works quite well on the Mac. I was actually very surprised. I’m new to Mac so I’m still learning, but I am continually surprised at how well Microsoft products work. I’m sure there may be some missing features that windows has, but for what I do it’s been great.
    Yes, I have on drive app for all my devices, so everything will go to it whatever device you're using. I love it.
    Beansr519 and cwbcpa like this.
    02-20-2020 08:20 PM
  10. Beansr519's Avatar
    What's confusing is that the subject line, the poll question, and the poll answers all address different questions. Whether cloud services are "worth the money" is not the same as whether I use them, which in turn is not the same as whether I "still" use them. And whether I have "all the storage I need" is different from all of those questions.
    Not confusing...the majority of cloud services cost money, right? So, those who still use cloud services would pay and probably answer yes to the poll, those who feel that it's not worth the money...don't pay and probably don't use cloud storage. but in all that time spent attempting to correct, you never answered the question...or any of them for that matter.
    02-20-2020 11:00 PM
  11. Chris Laarman's Avatar
    I'm using free and paid cloud storage and a NAS. Partly related to "ecosystems", partly to have files easily accessible across "ecosystems".
    Beansr519 likes this.
    02-21-2020 05:27 AM
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