Microsoft Increases OneDrive File Size Upload Limit to 250GB

OneDrive iconMicrosoft is raising the upload file size limit of its OneDrive file storage service to 250GB, up from the previous 100GB limit, the company has announced.

Microsoft says it is making the change to acknowledge the increase in remote working and learning, where users need to reliably and securely share large files like 4K or 8K video files, 3D models, CAD files, or large scientific data sets with co-workers, clients, and peers.

We are pleased to announce that we're making it easier than ever for you to store, sync, and share large files in Microsoft 365. Our latest improvement will help increase the upload file size limit for Microsoft 365 from 100 GB to 250 GB—which includes uploads of files into SharePoint, Teams, and OneDrive. So now, you will be able to easily share large files like a 3D model of a new building, a client commercial shot in 8K video, a large dataset for a vaccine trial or research projects or large videos for educational projects.

Microsoft explained that the change isn't limited to business and school users – anyone who uses OneDrive can now take advantage of the new 250GB file size limit for uploading things like video albums and large game files.

The company says it has managed to raise the upload limit by splitting each file into chunks, with each piece encrypted with a unique key. In addition, syncing large files has been optimized with the help of differential sync, which only uploads the changes that users make to the stored file.

Support for the new 250GB file size upload will roll out by the end of January, and Microsoft expects general availability of the new limit by end of this quarter.

Top Rated Comments

Enclavean Avatar
18 months ago

You go minimum or go highest, similar to Apple's 64GB or 256GB options without 128GB. Probably Apple's way to lessen the user's confusion on choices.
No its to earn more money by getting people to pay for more than they need
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Racco151 Avatar
18 months ago

Yay now everybody can whine again about Apple’s storage policy. Storage can’t be free, just like Google’s services. If it’s free, you are the product.
But Microsoft 365 isn't free. It's 99€ p.a. (EU) But you can add 6 People and each will get 1TB Storage plus full access to Microsoft Office. Using it 7 Years now and I think it's a pretty good deal.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
The Banker Avatar
18 months ago

Yay, now everybody can whine again about Apple’s storage policy. Storage can’t be free, just like Google’s services. If it’s free, you are the product.
Sure, but I don’t understand why Apple doesn’t offer anything between 200gb and 2TB. 500GB or 1TB seems to be the right amount for many people.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AmazeSE Avatar
18 months ago

Yay, now everybody can whine again about Apple’s storage policy. Storage can’t be free, just like Google’s services. If it’s free, you are the product.
Apple could at least increase the free base storage to 15 GB. 5 GB in 2021 in not enough. Plus the use of cloud storage has increased due to this pandemic. The best time to increase it is now.

Edit: Changed Gb to GB
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
neuropsychguy Avatar
18 months ago

i hate one drive. it sucks even on windows 10. i stopped using it and just back my stuff up to a hard drive. less hassle.
No problems with OneDrive for me on Windows 10. It's my preferred cloud system. I get it free through work. I also get Dropbox and Google Drive for free through work but OneDrive works the best for me using Windows, macOS, and iOS so I've stuck with it. Dropbox is pretty good but doesn't integrate quite as well on Windows.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sheza Avatar
18 months ago

Yay, now everybody can whine again about Apple’s storage policy. Storage can’t be free, just like Google’s services. If it’s free, you are the product.
OneDrive storage is not free, you would have to pay for a subscription if you wanted to upload anything near this limit.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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