Quote: Originally Posted by chev65
I prefer to use my own server where I can upload at 8GB per minute.
Yes, but if your house were to burn to the ground or somebody broke in and stole your server...those fast backups aren't going to help at all.
Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks
I think something got swapped there.
The previous limit was 7 GB.
The limit, after the update, is 25 GB.
No, SkyDrive in the past has always been 25GB in the past. It appears Microsoft is now moving to a 7GB free limit going forward, unless you opt in right now for the free upgrade or pay more later.
Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister
The problem for me, is that I can't think of anything that I would want to store online.
Well, these services are useless if you don't have anything you need stored online.
These are geared towards those who want to backup things like 1). pictures 2). music 3) documents in a secondary location outside of their home. For me, I backup to a pair of external hard drives which I keep offsite, but this isn't feasible for everyone.
These are also geared towards those who work on documents and such in a collaborate method, where they have the ability to have multiple people easily working on a document together at the same time from remote locations without having to ship the file back and forth.
Finally, these appeal to those who have a need to easily access their files from multiple locations. People used to carry this kind of stuff on a USB key, but they don't have to anymore.