Has OneDrive been Reliable?

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  1. Traverse macrumors 604

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    I just purchased the Office University subscription and now have 30GB of OneDrive vs 7GB of Dropbox. I realize that OneDrive and Dropbox work essentially the same and OneDrive has the advantage of tying in with Office.

    I know I can use both, but I prefer to have one main one running. Had OneDrive been reliable for you?

    Any issues syncing or updating between Mac, iPad, cloud, etc.?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    I have to say Microsoft's latest offerings have been rock solid for me. I'd say you would notice no negatives going to one drive! Only thing to note would be their is a 2gb file size restriction.
     
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    I found it to be reliable, it does what its supposed to do. I think dropbox may be a scosh faster in its uploading/downloading but all in all, its been a good service.
     
  5. DramaLLama macrumors 6502

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    I've had no issues at all with OneDrive. Also the extra storage is super cheap if you decide you want more storage.
     
  6. Traverse, Apr 19, 2014
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    One problem I noticed is a lack of support for Pages files. I can't open them from an email into OneDrive on iOS and it won't display them. Only dropbox seems to support them...

    I should clarify by specifying Pages 09 files, I don't use Pages 5 and it's infuriating process of opening in other apps as a zip file.
     
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    I think I read that OneDrive doesn't support some metadata so this may be why its having issues. Since I'm using Office on the iPad I'm not seeing this issue.
     
  8. Traverse thread starter macrumors 604

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    No, it doesn't support certain metadata. I also use Office on iOS and OSX. However, for certain tasks I still enjoy using Page '09 on OSX, that it the file type that Dropbox will view, but one drive won't.

    *Sigh* Aww well, 30GB of storage still has to count for something doesn't it.
     

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