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How Much Space Does Google Have On Their Servers?

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dear friend,Google does offers 2.5mb approx space since i've used 73% of its space till now!Don't ask me what i did of that space..actually got all softwares on my mail account.Even i do wonder how come they offer so much space and manage for the bandwidth..They are outstanding at the moment.

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Because of the people they get each day, they would require lots of bandwidth and space. And think about how many people are using google right now. Thats a lot of people. You can find almost anything there. They have more space than Xisto has combined with many other top hosting companies and communities.

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It's not just gmail that takes up a lot of space on their servers. You have all of the cached websites for their accelerator, highly-detailed maps of the whole world for Google Earth, Their entire SMS service, all of the code for their products, databases of ads for AdSence,and more. I do believe that they do have the largest storage capasity of all companies, militaries, and or private companies. I have only one explaniation. Their stock . It hovers around $400-$500 per share. I believe that is the highest price for a share currently in the world. Then, if you take into the account how many shares people buy daily, and factor in how much they get for advertising with AdSense, you get a inhumanely large number.

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But keep in mind Google also has to balance resources considering their expanding range of services.. ie Google Earth, Talk, Mail and so on. It's just like our mate 'Bill' and his range of 'MSN' servicesI wouldnt be suprised if "marketed" gmail as 2.6 gigs but the servers initially gave the user say 250meg or so, but it doesnt really say it when the user logs in. The server gradually expands to 2.6 gig when the user goes over particular limits untill it reaches 2.6g.

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They must have a lot! I mean think! 2 GB each. And there was a topic showing one guys who had used 1500mb. Then there are the 30gigs email services that offer thirty gigabytes. You just couldn't use it all :DThere servers must be huge though. Hey if anyone finds out tell me. Thanks for the topic too.

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I just am wandering how many harddrives this would take...there is no such thing as 1 terabyte harddrive or at least not one that I know of...I think google just like own most of the interent or something broght it all off of yahoo and bill gates and to keep their service free they lend the actual servers to web hosts who require a small amount of the space on the server to host a hosting service that is mega expensive just so that they can pay for googles fees. but thats just a thought and maybe a silly one at that...maybe thats why you get really cheap hositng cos they aint been taken over by google yet?i dunno but google must own helll of a lot of the internet to be able to do what they are doing...

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What would be the problem if it was only 200 megs, and then increaced? You still get the 2 gigs, or how ever much. But, like I said before, they have billions of dollars to invest in their services. Yes, I do understand that they have to distrobute the money to fund their programs, pay employees, etc... but, if you consider that the average price of a 500GB is around $250-$350, and if you have 1 million dollars to spend, you will have somewhere around 1,600 terabytes of storage space. My numbers might not be very accurate, but you get the picture. BTW, back when The Screen Savers was on TechTV, they had an experime nt with gmail when it first came out, and they filled up in 4 hours by posting the address on their website, and asked people to e-mail messages to it.

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Same here...I don't think google has that much of space...especially since the gmail inbox is still increasing now...

 

I think...well..suspect....that this might mark the end of gmail....remember gmail is still in Beta phrase? The devs could probably increase the inbox space to 3 gigs or something and say....we have decided to end gmail...or something...and if you want to continue on...you will have to pay a monthly or regular fee...just like any paid e-mail service.......

It would be sad...you know....especially since gmail is well received by most people...even my dad uses GMail...

 

Well...a guess.....but not necessary to be true...and I HOPE it does not turn out to be true...

 

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if that happens everyone would hate google and never come near it again. its hard to belive that they have so much space, but they might have something higher that terabytes, mabey like googlebytes, that holds 1,000,000,000,000,0000,000,000 terabytes. or mabye they got some super compressing techonology that perfectly compresses data with it loosing any data during the coompression. these google guys are like some of the best engineers in the world. so you never know. last year they highered some the best engineers around the world. they could be building some stuff that wont be availbable to the public untill like 1020. i wish someone wrote an undergroud aricle about all the secerets of google. if you know one please post it. im sure everyone would love to read it. and mabey we can finally figure out whats up with google.

maybe we should all start a googlewatch website and call it googlewatch.com. microsoft has one so should google reply and will see what we can do.

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It is strange, how Google can offer such a thing.I do believe because of the welfare of Google?s businesses, they indeed have more than enough. Terabytes should be no problem for them, the company offer much more than just mail, they have all it?s other services, bound to make them some sort of cash.Possibly they have every time someone clicks search, they gain a penny, ether way, they have tons of stuff. If with that money, they can buy, even create whatever, maybe they have a server that holds like, 100 terabytes, and they have maybe 1000 of them, hell I don't know, but Google is just that big.

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OK, just a quick..say 100 people joined GMail. How many do you think is going to use use the 2gig on their account. My guess would be 5 out of the 100 people would just about used 1 gig. the rest wouldnt have used that much space. Eg myslef i have used only 20mg..and have only 5000 emails on my account. So if you think about it..GMail might only have about 10-50 servers with a total of about a terrabyte ot few. i think they only have 2.5gig space as a publicity stunt. So yeha i dont think they would have 2million gigabyte thou the google brothers would be able to buy that much.

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ok well if anyone of you dont have gmail and want it drop me a line tdktank59@gmail.comon the other note... ill start savign all my emails as see when they cap me lol... ive got like 156 mb filled right now just emails from friends and so on but ill go subscribe to some porno site and get a *BLEEP* load of emails lol and see how much they are talking about...but from this time till w/e ill stop deleting and save them all just to do this thing lol!!!anyways my dad almost got a job there but not enough pay for the commute... so he turned it down but anyways he asked how they make there money... its from the ads on every search page its only like 5c a click but the billions of people browsing it look there lol lots of clicks = lots of money lolso google does have the money as for the storge... i dont know lol a folder for each person with no limit that will expand untill you reach your mark lol who knows

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For some people, they use gmail as FTP by using lil programs such as gspace (for windows) and gdisk (for mac's). So as for 'not using a lot of space' many people are taking advantage of this. There are even firefox plugins out there that have these features built in to it

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i really wanna know. this is like serious.. if 512 users sign up for gmail, then they use up a terabyte of space... now its more than like to have around hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people who would've signed up for gmail..
now this is getting a bit unbeleivable.. if a million people sign up... 2 million gigabytes... now where thats like nearly 2000 terabytes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

enough to store all the information that every human ever spoke since the dawn of time(k..k.. i am exxxxagerating) , now how does google store this much space????

or is it just kidding... mayb they dont provide 2 gbs of space, they probably know that no person on earth can fill up 2 gigs... so actually the size might just be around 200 megs... so if you do use up 200 mb, the size increases to 300 .. etc etc.. just a marketing gimmick of sort... donnno. they might be true tho

anyone who knows anybody in google?? and know the real truth?? or do they use the next generation in storage technology or something?????
curious,
Tariq



The space offered by google is not dedicated space...it is a shared space....So if 5 users sign-in then google dos not spend exactly 10 GB but it may initially alloocate 100 MB each and if they are crossing the limnit then again they keep on increasing the space.... it is never 2 GB dedicated to each users.

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