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My computer has only 500 GB what happen if i get the 2TB icloud storage

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You only have a 500 GB hard drive? Using iCloud, all files stored in iCloud are stored on your computer. If running macOS Sierra or later, you have the option to go to System Preferences/iCloud/iCloud Drive/Options and turn on Optimization for the items in that box. When computer space gets low, files will be removed from your computer and stored only in iCloud with an alias on your computer. Another option to save hard drive space if you want to sync photos to iCloud is to go to Photos/Preferences/iCloud and turn photo optimization on. A thumbnail is stored on the computer, while a full resolution photo stored in iCloud. iCloud isn't an external drive like Dropbox. If you have more questions, please feel free to ask.

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Nov 15, 2017 11:03 AM in response to lourl In response to lourl

You would probably be paying extra money for iCloud Storage you couldn't use. If you would provide more background information about why you need more storage and what you are trying to do, someone may be able to make some suggestions to help.

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Nov 15, 2017 11:03 AM in response to lourl In response to lourl

You would probably be paying extra money for iCloud Storage you couldn't use. If you would provide more background information about why you need more storage and what you are trying to do, someone may be able to make some suggestions to help.

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Nov 15, 2017 11:05 AM in response to Eric Root In response to Eric Root

I'm using DROPBOX 1TB personal account it works fine, but i like the way icloud shares between devices and I also believe it is faster and definitely it is cheaper, but with dropbox I need to have that TB available on my hard drive and I wonder if this is also the case with icloud

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Nov 15, 2017 11:33 AM in response to lourl In response to lourl

You only have a 500 GB hard drive? Using iCloud, all files stored in iCloud are stored on your computer. If running macOS Sierra or later, you have the option to go to System Preferences/iCloud/iCloud Drive/Options and turn on Optimization for the items in that box. When computer space gets low, files will be removed from your computer and stored only in iCloud with an alias on your computer. Another option to save hard drive space if you want to sync photos to iCloud is to go to Photos/Preferences/iCloud and turn photo optimization on. A thumbnail is stored on the computer, while a full resolution photo stored in iCloud. iCloud isn't an external drive like Dropbox. If you have more questions, please feel free to ask.

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