iCloud Drive Using Disc Space?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Markleshark, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    Quick question really that I'm certain is probably simple.

    Basically I'm putting some large video files into iCloud Drive (I pay for the 200GB iCloud Drive) so I can access them on a Windows Laptop with a small SSD. It seems that iCloud drive consists of downloading the video files onto the HDD of the laptop therefore quickly filling the space. Is this correct?

    Really not 'cloud' at all if that's the case.

    Many Thanks.
  2. noobinator macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    There's an option to make the full resolution version available offline. If you check this then yes they take up hd space.
  3. fastjack macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2007
    is this option only available for video and image files?

    and where is it set?

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