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Additional Storage now available for EU users!

  • 22 September 2020
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Additional Storage now available for EU users!

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Well it's always been while stocks last before and I doubt they have managed to secure a infinite supply of hard drives...

so I have just gone to try and add additional storage to my shadow and when I hit confirm it comes up with an error message saying An Error occurred during an API Request is this meaning that extra storage is no longer available or is it just bugging out?

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As has been pointed out in the thread several times now... You need to turn your shadow off or it will show a API error

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Because you pay a month ahead each time you pay it's for the time you are getting your storage between now and your normal monthly start point

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Well that was easy. Very pleasantly surprised!! After reading the comments before ordering, I shutdown Shadow, order my additional space, immediately logged back in, and bam, good to go! No loss of data, nada! Thank you!!

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It's more likely a issue with trying to source large ssd drives, which cost a lot more than 50 - 60 € and are not as readily available as the smaller units you can by at retail, HDD drives have been around in larger capacity for years and currently they are cheaper per tb of storage than a equivalent SSD and much more readily available 

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So you think that these drives just install themselves, don't need housing, maintenance, power, monitoring etc? Just looking at the cost of the initial drive is nonsense. If that was the case my Baker is ripping me off by charging EUR 2,50 for a loaf of bread when the actual ingredients are only around 25 cents.

 

Oh, and I forgot, they also want a little profit or is that not allowed? 

The bottomline is "take it or leave it" and I see a lot of people (including myself) more than ready to take it

Surely you should be focussing  on activating the outstanding Paris datacantre users instead of upgrading existing.

Hey what about extra storage in the US! We can’t even hold very many games being stuck on 256GB’s! 

 

US users asked for more storage too not just EU! 

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Hey what about extra storage in the US! We can’t even hold very many games being stuck on 256GB’s! 

 

US users asked for more storage too not just EU! 

 

They are working on it, just see the original post:

" And for you US folks, don’t worry, additional storage will be made available in the coming months. “ 

That’s not the point. This is a pure rip off. They don’t pay retail prices, exactly.

Retail price for data center drives is <16€/TB.

So considering they get better prices, do the math...your basically paying the entire purchase price.

Like getting a leasing car worth 40000€ and paying a monthly fee of 8000€ to RENT it.

 

this is incorrect, first use shadow ospalg server with sas hard write and ssd cache. sas disks are much faster but unfortunately also much more expensive, these disks are included in RAID, and are more expensive think of 16 tb for 400 euros but then the server and the ssd, s for the cache and then you don't even have the storage server self

Is additional Storage sold out in paris? I have no option to add storage in my shadow account it only says (No storage upgrade yet)

There is nothing on my page saying that there is no extra storage available, but I’m still not getting past the “confirm”-button on the add. storage page. :(

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Hi @Eastiling 

It means your mid-way through your billing cycle and will be charged appropriately for the time remaining on your bill. 

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