Let me clarify, "One Drive" being imbedded and "not uninstallable" is something new on Win10 that hasn't been inflicted upon users in the past. If I needed Cloud or equal, I'd likely opt for Drop Box since I doubt they're in bed with big brother.
Like you sptrout
, I make lots of backups. However, I keep all of my files locally (unless I've been hacked) and perform daily incremental backups of my system drive and keep a min. of one month and max. of two month of those, which are maintained automatically with no detectable impact on system performance.
Putting my personal files in some location with a slower response time doesn't sound good to me. My external drives are faster than my internet speed although I do get 90 megabits/sec DL speeds. I can't help but wonder how many folks will hit their max. bandwidth cap and end up paying extra just to access their own files.
Did you notice the pay tiers on One Drive?
The processors on my machines aren't up to i7 specs (2.7 GHz typical here) that's likely why I noticed the performance hit. The general run of Win7's upgrading to Win10 won't have i7 processors. I daresay many won't have 2.7 GHz capability. That's why I hedged my opinion with the YMMV.
In my opinion, any performance hit without a good reason isn't acceptable. I didn't see the good reason.
BTW, The Win7 backup images served me well after testing Win10.
I did make an image of Win10 in case I need to deploy it in order to help someone with an issue.
Please keep us posted on how it works out for you over a longer period. Obviously many of us will have it inflicted upon us someday and any advance information will no doubt be helpful.