knowhow cloud storage currys 2TB for £60 or 4TB for £90 for 5 years instore @ Currys
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knowhow cloud storage currys 2TB for £60 or 4TB for £90 for 5 years instore @ Currys

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Found 8th Mar 2015
Thought of posting this as it might help someone. I was looking for NAS storage drive when nice assistant informed about cloud storage offer. Basically option of buying cloud storage for 1,2,5 years. Prices looked good when compared to MS 365 monthly subscription etc.
4TB storage for 5 years offered for £90

please suggest better / cheaper cloud storage if this is not a good deal

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Original Poster

suggestion offered indicated that NAS drives are prone to failure. Loosing TB of data is high risk. 5 year subscription offers peace of mind at fixed cost.
They also had offer of macfee anti virus with cloud storage for slightly higher cost than direct but it includes unlimited subscription to AV on unlimited number of devices.

Been looking to sign up for this but showing as £90 for me? Can you post a direct link? Thanks

So is a high risk if this company goes bankrupt and you lose your money and files.... prefer my NAS and my backup hard drive to put "all eggs in one basket"

sach1636

suggestion offered indicated that NAS drives are prone to failure. … suggestion offered indicated that NAS drives are prone to failure. Loosing TB of data is high risk. 5 year subscription offers peace of mind at fixed cost. They also had offer of macfee anti virus with cloud storage for slightly higher cost than direct but it includes unlimited subscription to AV on unlimited number of devices.



Edited by: "arma_gera" 8th Mar 2015

i run a home office and run 2 local backups and store an intermediate backup off site but figure cloud storage is fail safe should disaster strike!

Original Poster

You would need to visit store where they would post extra discount. I think they would be leasing cloud storage from someone

But I can't find 5 years for £60?

Original Poster

seriously considering one myself as cost of 2TB NAS is around 50 and no guarantee how long drive would last.

They use livedrive for the storage and they do that price if you buy it together with a new computer but you should be able to blag the cheaper price

I have a mate that works as a floor manager at Currys and was speaking to him about arranging cloud storage but he didn't mention any in store discount? Will text him now to see what can be done

He's gonna check it out tomorrow

Original Poster

screenshot showing prices on till

Nice! I'll pass it on! Thanks

Original Poster

surprised at cold votes, can anyone suggest better and cheaper cloud storage?

I've been looking around and knowhow is cheapest for most storage! Dropbox, Amazon good on small amounts but can't compete.

Uses live drive which is big player in UK so seems a safe bet? I suppose the knowhow / currys tag isn't ideal as have heard some bad reviews for customer service but I reckon the tech savvy shouldn't have any problems?

I'd be interested to hear why the cold votes and open to suggestion from the HUKD crew!

Do they still require a credit card on file even if you've bought the voucher from store? Won't normally active until they have your payment details

What happens if Currys go the way of Comet in a few years? What'll happen to your data when they don't pay the server bills?

sach1636

surprised at cold votes, can anyone suggest better and cheaper cloud … surprised at cold votes, can anyone suggest better and cheaper cloud storage?



Some free cloud storage:

Dropbox
Copy
JustCloud

What if my hard drive fails? What if I have a fire? I'd hope that currys and livedrive would be responsible enough to make arrangements before deleting all of my data?

I need at least 500gb - 1tb and those free options don't get close (I already have 7gb with Dropbox for sharing files with clients)

Any other suggestions?

sach1636

surprised at cold votes, can anyone suggest better and cheaper cloud … surprised at cold votes, can anyone suggest better and cheaper cloud storage?



Yes. Buy 4x Office 365 Personal licences on Ebay for around £20 each. Then once those are applied to your account, go to Office.com, and sign up for a 1 month free trial of Office Home.
This will convert your four years of Office Personal to Office Home...giving you the following;

-OneDrive unlimited storage
-Office 365

The licence is good for 5 people. So your whole family gets the best version of Office, along with unlimited cloud storage.

There is NO better deal out there. Office and OneDrive apps are also on Android/iOS/Mac/Windows Phone and Windows Desktop. So you have your files wherever you go...and on whatever device.

ant3000

I've been looking around and knowhow is cheapest for most storage! … I've been looking around and knowhow is cheapest for most storage! Dropbox, Amazon good on small amounts but can't compete.Uses live drive which is big player in UK so seems a safe bet? I suppose the knowhow / currys tag isn't ideal as have heard some bad reviews for customer service but I reckon the tech savvy shouldn't have any problems?I'd be interested to hear why the cold votes and open to suggestion from the HUKD crew!



Your research didn't extend very far. Office 365 is far and away the best deal out there. You get unlimited storage AND the best Office setup too...all from a company that is in it for the long haul

I'm a Mac user working with graphics so Office never really sprung to mind. Checking it out here microsoft.com/uk/…buy it shows at £59.99 for 1 year with 1tb for one user (15gb online storage)
I'm not seeing the unlimited one drive?
Edited by: "ant3000" 8th Mar 2015

onedrive may work out a little more expensive but has it's benefits. How legit are these ebay licenses? Any experience with them not being valid?

ant3000

I'm a Mac user working with graphics so Office never really sprung to … I'm a Mac user working with graphics so Office never really sprung to mind. Checking it out here http://www.microsoft.com/uk/mac/buy it shows at £59.99 for 1 year with 1tb for one user (15gb online storage)I'm not seeing the unlimited one drive?



Read post #19...

(I currently have 4 years of Office 365 Home, shared between 5 family members...all of which have been upgraded to unlimited cloud storage. It cost me a sum total of £50. Or £2.20 or so per user, per year !)

ant3000

onedrive may work out a little more expensive but has it's benefits. How … onedrive may work out a little more expensive but has it's benefits. How legit are these ebay licenses? Any experience with them not being valid?



They are completely valid. It is exactly the same as if you had bought 4x Linx 8 Windows tablets, and then applied the Office 365 personal licences from each device on to your Microsoft account.
All those licences on Ebay are basically from users who have bought Windows tablets, then extracted the key...and are now reselling the keys. The trick was first discovered by Paul Thurrott, who is a major Microsoft tech blogger. It has since been done right across the world - including via a deal on HUKD which gained 900+ degrees of heat.

Just make sure you apply 4 years worth of Personal licence keys. Only then do you sign up for the 1 month Office 365 Home trial (which converts the whole lot into a home licence for 5 users!).

My licence is running through to March, 2019 -- and cost me £50

ant3000

I'm a Mac user working with graphics so Office never really sprung to … I'm a Mac user working with graphics so Office never really sprung to mind. Checking it out here http://www.microsoft.com/uk/mac/buy it shows at £59.99 for 1 year with 1tb for one user (15gb online storage)I'm not seeing the unlimited one drive?



preview.onedrive.com/?wt…age

It does sound like a bit of a masterplan! Just one more quick question...where do you apply the licenses prior to signing up for office?

I have a hotmail / Microsoft account and see the "activate" but I figure it'll only allow 1 product key?
Edited by: "ant3000" 9th Mar 2015

ant3000

It does sound like a bit of a masterplan! Just one more quick … It does sound like a bit of a masterplan! Just one more quick question...where do you apply the licenses prior to signing up for office?



Here is the HUKD deal that explains everything;

hotukdeals.com/dea…803

You sign up at Office.com by putting in your Office Personal licence keys. Once all of your licences are successfully applied (giving you 4 years of personal), you then sign up for the 1 month 365 Home trial....and that is what converts the whole lot into 4 years of Office 365 Home for 5 users :). It's far and away the best cloud storage deal out there...especially as you get the best Office in the deal too !

Winner! Thanks

ant3000

It does sound like a bit of a masterplan! Just one more quick … It does sound like a bit of a masterplan! Just one more quick question...where do you apply the licenses prior to signing up for office? I have a hotmail / Microsoft account and see the "activate" but I figure it'll only allow 1 product key?



Scroll down to payment and billing in 'my account' on Office.com. You'll see that it gives the option of 'enter a product key'. Just stick in your 4x Office Personal codes into that link, and you'll be on your way to Office Home!

ant3000

Winner! Thanks



Yep, it's a winner alright :). I personally can't see how PC World can compete with such an offering. In fact, I can't really see how Dropbox or even Google can compete! Office + unlimited storage + CHEAP = winner! Oh, and Microsoft's platform agnostic strategy means you are equally well supported whatever device you use

Enjoy

Whats the exit strategy after 5 years? I suspect you'll get locked into msoft forever.The futures a bit cloudy.

I'm planning to only have it as a safety net and always keep local hard copies so I have the flexibility to jump providers if the terms start to get a bit poor! It does seem however that once you have used up your max 4 years "pre payment" then you have to revert to the regular costs? (Or maybe just buy another ebay license?)

wenttoabetterplace

Yes. Buy 4x Office 365 Personal licences on Ebay for around £20 each.


cheapest UK ones on Ebay I can find are £30 and dont forget you'll not be covered by Paypal's guarentee if anything goes wrong as it's not a 'tangable item'

wenttoabetterplace

Yes. Buy 4x Office 365 Personal licences on Ebay for around £20 each.

GwanGy

Whats the exit strategy after 5 years? I suspect you'll get locked into … Whats the exit strategy after 5 years? I suspect you'll get locked into msoft forever.The futures a bit cloudy.



I bought my 2 Ebay licences from a Hong Kong seller. Most people on here seem to buy them from US sellers as they offer them for around £22 with the buy it now options being available. Obviously there is a small risk --- but as ever, if you buy from high feedback sellers, you won't have any problems! I certainly didn't...& I haven't seen anyone on HUKD that has been stung whilst doing this work around.



Ok - we are talking about £80 for 4 years of UNLIMITED cloud storage, with the best Office client around added on top (and available across ALL your devices). Even if you don't manage to reduce the cost of the licences, this works out at £18 per person for 4 years!
As for exit strategy - I'm pretty sure you'll be wanting an exit strategy from KnowHow storage long before you'll want an exit strategy from Office 365!
Nevertheless...if you decide at the end of 4 years that you don't want to pay anymore - just download your data and move on. Or leave it where it is, and continue to access it all without issue (you are only prevented from uploading more data when you stop your subscription. Your data will not be deleted).

Also, Office 365 codes are everywhere these days - so I can't see it being a problem finding them in the future for a fraction of what MS charges.

ant3000

I'm planning to only have it as a safety net and always keep local hard … I'm planning to only have it as a safety net and always keep local hard copies so I have the flexibility to jump providers if the terms start to get a bit poor! It does seem however that once you have used up your max 4 years "pre payment" then you have to revert to the regular costs? (Or maybe just buy another ebay license?)



Remember that you are never tied into MS's offering. If you can't get good renewal terms for your main Microsoft account, just set up a second account and apply whatever trick is around in the future to get you another 4 years of 365 Home. Then just 'share' one of your 5 user slots with your current main Microsoft account. The benefits will remain, and there will be no loss of service etc. It'll just continue working :).

Maybe it's just me - but I would far sooner trust the world's biggest software company than go with a 2TB offering from PCWorld :). Unlimited cloud storage+Office+5 users for £80 or so for 4 years...it's a no brainer!

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arma_gera

So is a high risk if this company goes bankrupt and you lose your money … So is a high risk if this company goes bankrupt and you lose your money and files.... prefer my NAS and my backup hard drive to put "all eggs in one basket"



While a NAS is a good thing to have its not a replacement for cloud storage just as cloud storage isn't a replacement for a NAS. Rather they are things which compliment each other as part of a fail safe backup system

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wenttoabetterplace

Yes. Buy 4x Office 365 Personal licences on Ebay for around £20 each. … Yes. Buy 4x Office 365 Personal licences on Ebay for around £20 each. Then once those are applied to your account, go to Office.com, and sign up for a 1 month free trial of Office Home.This will convert your four years of Office Personal to Office Home...giving you the following;-OneDrive unlimited storage-Office 365The licence is good for 5 people. So your whole family gets the best version of Office, along with unlimited cloud storage.There is NO better deal out there. Office and OneDrive apps are also on Android/iOS/Mac/Windows Phone and Windows Desktop. So you have your files wherever you go...and on whatever device.



OneDrive though isn't really designed as a cloud backup service but more akin to Dropbox where its primary a file sync service. As such One Drives limits such as the 10gb file limit and the max number of files of 20k exist on their unlimited package. On the face of this one it seems it's more an actual backup service rather than a sync service (although it seems to have syncing too) that will backup all your files (Or all the folders you select) upto your storage limit

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wenttoabetterplace

Remember that you are never tied into MS's offering. If you can't get … Remember that you are never tied into MS's offering. If you can't get good renewal terms for your main Microsoft account, just set up a second account and apply whatever trick is around in the future to get you another 4 years of 365 Home. Then just 'share' one of your 5 user slots with your current main Microsoft account. The benefits will remain, and there will be no loss of service etc. It'll just continue working :).Maybe it's just me - but I would far sooner trust the world's biggest software company than go with a 2TB offering from PCWorld :). Unlimited cloud storage+Office+5 users for £80 or so for 4 years...it's a no brainer!



It's not unlimited with onedrive though. It's 20000 files with each file being a max of 10gb. If all your files are at the max size then sure it's 200TB and even if your files are 1GB then it's 20TB but many of the files you may backup are no where near that. Microsoft are taking a leaf out of web hosting companies here who advertise unlimited space but then limit you via other sneaky methods. One drive is a good selective sync service but not really a good full backup service

simonwakefield1

CommentOneDrive though isn't really designed as a cloud backup service … CommentOneDrive though isn't really designed as a cloud backup service but more akin to Dropbox where its primary a file sync service. As such One Drives limits such as the 10gb file limit and the max number of files of 20k exist on their unlimited package. On the face of this one it seems it's more an actual backup service rather than a sync service (although it seems to have syncing too) that will backup all your files (Or all the folders you select) upto your storage limit



Don't confuse OneDrive with 'OneDrive for Business'. The latter uses SharePoint, and has the 20,000 file limitation. OneDrive Personal/Home/Student has a 10 million file limit.
(Also, how many people have files that are bigger than 10GB's?)
Edited by: "wenttoabetterplace" 9th Mar 2015

simonwakefield1

CommentIt's not unlimited with onedrive though. It's 20000 files with … CommentIt's not unlimited with onedrive though. It's 20000 files with each file being a max of 10gb. If all your files are at the max size then sure it's 200TB and even if your files are 1GB then it's 20TB but many of the files you may backup are no where near that. Microsoft are taking a leaf out of web hosting companies here who advertise unlimited space but then limit you via other sneaky methods. One drive is a good selective sync service but not really a good full backup service


you sure the 20K limit is not only on 'Onedrive for Business' and 'Onedrive'? is actually unlimited? where did you see the 20K limit?
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