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Windows 7: Storage in 2017: Big improvements are on the way

30 Dec 2016   #1
Brink

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Storage in 2017: Big improvements are on the way

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If 2016 wasn't tumultuous enough for you - the world's largest storage company sold itself to Dell - you ain't seen nothin' yet. The pace of change in the storage industry is accelerating - and that's good for us.

The pace of storage change continues to accelerate, and its impact on us continues to grow. Digital storage is central to a digital civilization, and as we grow more digital, we grow more dependent on improvements in storage. Here's what to expect in 2017...


Read more: Storage in 2017: Big improvements are on the way | ZDNet


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02 Jan 2017   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Best thing about so called free storage is always the terms of use and all of the disclaimers :)
They get you hooked on a generous beginning "free storage" and then not too far down the road slash it in half.. just like MS did with Onedrive
25gb's soon turned into a lot less than that for grand fathered hotmail... account users
I forget what it dropped too 5-10-15 ? either way a lot less than 25gb's plus the free 5-10gb's it started out as :)
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02 Jan 2017   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Let hope that Cloud Storage security will keep up with the Cloud Storage demand.

Jack
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02 Jan 2017   #4
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Let hope that Cloud Storage security will keep up with the Cloud Storage demand.

Jack
And let's hope that those of us who would like to use cloud storage see a huge increase in upload speeds without a corresponding huge increase in monthly service fees. My ISP promises only 1 megabit per second upload speed (8 bits = 1 byte) and 6 megabits download. Using cloud storage is not practical for many of us who live in rural areas.
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02 Jan 2017   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Let hope that Cloud Storage security will keep up with the Cloud Storage demand.

Jack
And let's hope that those of us who would like to use cloud storage see a huge increase in upload speeds without a corresponding huge increase in monthly service fees. My ISP promises only 1 megabit per second upload speed (8 bits = 1 byte) and 6 megabits download. Using cloud storage is not practical for many of us who live in rural areas.
And that helps explain why I can't understand why MS, Adobe, et.al. are pushing so hard for cloud computing, in addition to the push for cloud storage. More people than not do not have access to affordable broadband internet connections to allow this technology to be practical, not to mention the U.S., and many other parts of the world, simply do not have the infrastructure to support that much added traffic.
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02 Jan 2017   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

You are probable correct L.F. but the cloud is there for those that need it and want it.
Many things in todays computer world are not for everybody but that doesn't mean those things should not grow for those that want them.

Just my opinion.

Jack
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02 Jan 2017   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
You are probable correct L.F. but the cloud is there for those that need it and want it.
Many things in todays computer world are not for everybody but that doesn't mean those things should not grow for those that want them.

Just my opinion.

Jack
I wasn't speaking against the cloud; heck, I use it myself for one of my backups. I was decrying the companies who want everyone on the cloud now when more people than not do not have affordable access to the broadband internet necessary to utilize the cloud. That's like trying to sell cars when there isn't enough fuel for all of them or enough roads to drive them on.
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03 Jan 2017   #8
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
You are probable correct L.F. but the cloud is there for those that need it and want it.
Many things in todays computer world are not for everybody but that doesn't mean those things should not grow for those that want them.

Just my opinion.

Jack
I think you might have missed my point, Jack. I would love to use the cloud. I want to use the cloud. I want the cloud to continue to improve and to be available for everybody. But as this conversion chart shows, trying to upload a 50 gigabyte system image at my current upload speed would take more than 108 hours. That's 4 1/2 days of constant, non-stop uploading. I can't control what my ISP provides to me. So as of today and for the foreseeable future, the cloud is not a viable option for me and many other people living in rural areas.

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03 Jan 2017   #9
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

The current world average is 20.22 Mb/s for download and 7.51Mb/s for Upload, (latest quoted on Speedtest.net by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test), which I would suggest is workable for most scenarios, Yes, not all locations are at these levels, (I'm constantly surprised at the state of the US ISP industry, It seems far behind the rest of the world, from a customer point of view).

Hopefully the available connection will continue to evolve as it has been in the future, to a level where it's as fast as normal networking and hard drives
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03 Jan 2017   #10
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
You are probable correct L.F. but the cloud is there for those that need it and want it.
Many things in todays computer world are not for everybody but that doesn't mean those things should not grow for those that want them.

Just my opinion.

Jack
I think you might have missed my point, Jack. I would love to use the cloud. I want to use the cloud. I want the cloud to continue to improve and to be available for everybody. But as this conversion chart shows, trying to upload a 50 gigabyte system image at my current upload speed would take more than 108 hours. That's 4 1/2 days of constant, non-stop uploading. I can't control what my ISP provides to me. So as of today and for the foreseeable future, the cloud is not a viable option for me and many other people living in rural areas.

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That's true of many urban areas, as well.
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