SKYDRIVE - Is it for BACKUP?

#1
So I understand that SKYDRIVE makes it easy to access your documents or pictures from different devices. Can it be used, in essence, as a external hard-drive <per se> to back up your pictures and important documents? I'm not quite understanding how it works. I think it works like a dropbox, but wondered about using it for BACK-UP rather than purchasing an external drive?

THANKS!
Nancy B.
 


kemical

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#2
Hi Nancy,

you can certainly use it to back up files and pictures but are limited to 7GB of (free) storage. If you signed up before April it was 25GB but now is only 7GB but that's still more than dropbox.
This web page has a FAQ on Skydrive and links to download it:

SkyDrive FAQ - Information on the Microsoft SkyDrive Storage Service
 


Sonny

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#3
Hi kemical, If I understand you, that if you had skydrive before April of this year, you have 25GB of space. Is that right? I have been using Skydrive for about three years. Just curious. 7GB would be plenty for me.
 


kemical

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Sonny

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#5
I missed your post on it. That is good to here. Come to think about it I think I was offered a choice between the two.
 


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