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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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Hey #TeamShadow, 

You asked for it and we (finally) delivered.

That’s right, Additional Storage is now available for
European users!
 

👉 ORDER STORAGE NOW! 


⚡️ Quick info 

  • Adding additional storage is done in 256 GB (HDD) increments for 2.99€/£ per month.
  • Maximum additional storage increments per account is 8 x 256GB.

  • You must have an active Shadow Boost, Ultra or Infinite account to purchase additional storage.

  • 2 Disks on Shadow:

    • Disk C (SSD, base storage that comes with the configuration)

    • Disk D (HDD additional storage)
       

Learn more information about additional storage in our FAQ.

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

Happy storage day, folks!


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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. 

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. :(

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)

 

if i were you i would watch this link and then upgrade if possible https://account.shadow.tech/storage-management

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)

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
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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. “ 

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! 

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

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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

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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.

 

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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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Will it be possible to get extra SSD storage in the future?

 

At this time, we have no plans to add SSD as additional storage. 

You're not serious about the prices? How impudent are you?

3€ per month for 256gb and not even SSD memory?

You can buy 256GB SSDs for 50-60€.
Outrageous, absolutely outrageous.

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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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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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The heck is the prorate line charge? A setup fee?!?

 

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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

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

is this only available while stock lasts or will it always be available? 

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Also to clarify you leave it off until you have done with adding the storage it's not just shutdown and start again

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Same for me, was off for maybe 5 mins at most as I made a cuppa to give it time to shutdown before trying to add storage again

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How long did you have your shadow turned off..

Have the same issue, annd On/Off methode does not seems to work here.

I have just totally shutdown it then I went to my account management, added the storage, confirmed it and everything worked. 

Btw, the storage was added instantly and my D drive wasn’t reset.

In total, my Shadow was off for like 2 min during the all buying process.

I resolved it by turning my shadow off, then it worked for me

Just tested your solution and it worked ! Thank you very much. :wink:

How long did you have your shadow turned off..

Have the same issue, annd On/Off methode does not seems to work here.

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I resolved it by turning my shadow off, then it worked for me

Just tested your solution and it worked ! Thank you very much. :wink:

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I resolved it by turning my shadow off, then it worked for me

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