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Should I Switch To OneDrive

Saturday, April 29th, 2017 by | Filed Under: Cloud Storage, File & Disk Management, Quick Tips

Sometimes readers ask questions that I just can answer, like this one: “I have been using Carbonite for a few years and after reading your article on OneDrive, I am considering changing to OneDrive. Is this the right thing to do? Currently using 25 GB for files, photos, and music.”


I’m afraid I just can’t answer that question for you. Both are perfectly good services. If you aren’t familiar with Carbonite, it’s a service that offers cloud backups of your files, much in the way that OneDrive and DropBox do.  OneDrive offers 5 GBs of storage for free.  You can purchase an additional GB for $1.99 monthly. If you already have an Office 365 subscription, you’ll get 1 TB of storage included.  I’m not sure which Carbonite plan you have, so I can’t be sure how the cost stacks up.

Are you pleased with Carbonite’s services? I will say that OneDrive is seamlessly integrated into Windows and I like that feature a lot.

One suggestion I might have is to try out OneDrive free plan for backing up some of your files while your yearly Carbonite subscription is still good. That way you can get some idea of how well OneDrive might work for you.

~ Cynthia

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One Response to “Should I Switch To OneDrive”

  1. Trish says:

    Carbonite, not sure about the others, but you need to consider just exactly what you want – mirror image of your computer or storage of your media. By that I mean storage so you can delete info from your pc (say to free up memory space) or just to keep a back up for your pc media. I wanted storage of my media, not a back up of what was on my pc – with Carbonite I discovered that if I deleted say photos, they were also deleted from Carbonite. Not what I wanted – so I decided on external hard drives. So decide your actual intention when getting these services. Good question, though, Trish

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