What Happens When My Dropbox Promotion Expires

When you click the Dropbox system tray icon, it may notify you something like, “The [some amount] GB Dropbox promotion you received with [some brand of] device expires in [some number of] days.   Upgrade now to Dropbox Pro to keep adding and sharing files.”

Are you concerned about what happens to your existing Dropbox files when the promotion ends?

Here is the explanation found in the Dropbox Help Center:

What happens if my paid account or promotion expires?

If your paid account expires or is downgraded, or the space granted to your account by a promotion expires, all of the files in your Dropbox folder will still be available to you on your computers, phones, and via the Dropbox website. However, Dropbox will stop syncing the files in your account if your usage is now over your new quota. This means that new files added to your Dropbox won’t sync to other computers or be available online until the amount of space used in your Dropbox drops below the amount of available space in your account.

For example, if you have a 1 TB Pro account with 800 GB of data and you decide to downgrade to a Basic 2 GB account, your files will stop syncing because you don’t have available storage space in your account. In this case, you’ll probably want to upgrade your account to ensure all of your files are syncing again.

Adaptec 1430SA Raid Controller Drivers Compatible with Storage Manager

Use Raid Controller Drivers that are compatible with the most functional version of Adaptec Storage Manager in order to properly monitor your mirrored hard drives and your Raid-1 Array.  You want to be able to see all Direct-attached devices (hard drives) on ports 0, 1, 2, and 3 of the 1430SA Raid Controller Card, as well as see the status of the logical device Raid-1 Array.  The status will include Optimal, Degraded, or Rebuild.  During a rebuild, you can monitor the percentage completion of the synchronization of the drives.

  • AdaptecStorageManager64-bit Raid Adaptec Storage Manager for Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

— Driver Provider:  Adaptec
— Version:
— File Name:  asm_windows_x64_v6_50_18584.exe

Download Page:


Adaptec Storage Manager v6.50.18584 for Windows x64
Filename: asm_windows_x64_v6_50_18584.exe
Date: 8 Nov 2010
Size: 53.4 MB
Language: English US
Version: 6.50.18584

  • Software Drivers for Adaptec AAR-1430SA Serial ATA HostRAID Controller. When installed, the driver details page of Windows Device Manager for this Adaptec storage controller shows:

— Driver Provider: Adaptec
— Driver Date: 02-23-2012
— Driver Version: 1.5.11999.1
— Digital Signer: PMT – Sierra US, Inc

Download Page:


Info per download page (is slightly different than installed driver information shown in Windows device manager for this Adaptec Storage controller):
Filename: aar81xx_x64_win2k3_win7_b11999_1.exe
Date: 28 Nov 2012
Size: 324 KB
Language: English US
Version: 1.5-0 b11999.1


Caution:  Create backup images of your disk partitions before updating your Raid Controller Drivers through the Windows “device manager.”  For Backup Partition Images, look into Macrium Reflect or EASEUS ToDo.