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When will Gmail hit 3GB?

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, August 22, 2006
13 years ago3,217 views

Although we don't really NEED 3GB of storage, it would look good on the books.

Does anyone know, based on previous incline in data storage, when it will approximately become available to us?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

0.33 MB per day
244MB/0.33 MB per day=739 days
today+739 days=around 15 sept. 2008

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Well done on the maths.

That's kind of lame... but like i said, we dont need it.

Gdrive will be ruling the world by then, anyway, so Gmail storage won't count.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Sorry, the answer is
Aug 30 2008.

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

do you really think that it will take that much time ?

i thought we will get in 2007...

Ramibotros [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

i think they should do smth like boost the user with 100 MB when he needs it. This wouldn't yet allow him to upload all his moviez and garbage stuff, and still would keep all users from worrying about their inboxes space. Anyways, we still have the 100 invitations :) , so we can calm down for a bit with our ~276 GB inboxes..

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

If this Gmail counter* is accurate, Gmail will hit 3 GB (3072 MB) on April 12th, 2009 at 02:54:51

(*) googlemodules.com/module/611/

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I computed 3GB = 3000MB, which is not accurate.
0,33 MB per day is also an approximation

Gmail uses this data now:
[ 1149145200000, 2730 MB],
[ 1167638400000, 2800 MB]

the big number is the JavaScript representation:
June 1 -> 2730 MB
January 1 2007 -> 2800 MB

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Maybe they'll do something special on April 1st ?

jilm [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

3GB = 3000MB, let´s flame. :-)

I hope they will be quicker, I´m spending my space faster than 100 MB/year.

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

When will there be 200 GB?
December 2nd, 3657 1:51:25

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

jilm, As some have described in this forum in the past, you can surpass 100% of your space, and the counter will say something like "You are using 119% of your space."

Not sure if this is true as I am way below the limit.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Yes Niraj, I saw this myself. Of course, I don't know if Google fixed this in the meantime (though it's more of a feature than a bug).

Andrew Hitchcock [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Grr, why are they slowing it down? Soon after they added "infinite storage", it was going up like 2.5-3 megs a day, IIRC.

I thought it would reach 3 (or perhaps 4) GB on the 2 year anniversary, but I guess not.

Mr Wiz! [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Hiya peeps!

I can nw reveal tht the definate date Gmail will hit 3GB is:

3rd September 2008 @ 22:08:34 GMT

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

(3*1024-2800)/(70/(1167638400 – 1149145200)) + 1167638400 =
1239497691.4

At the rate of ~3.78517509 * 10^-6 MB/s, Gmail will hit 3 GB by Sun, 12 Apr 2009 00:54:51.40 GMT.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

2758 MB should be instead of 2800

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

No, 2800 is right. Here's the procedure:
(70/(1167638400 – 1149145200)), get the number of MB that increase per second. 70 is from 2800-2730, which is the totally number of MB that increase during the 1149145200 to 1167638400 period.
(3*1024-2800), get the number of MB that need to be increase to 3GB.

   (3*1024-2800)/(70/(1167638400 – 1149145200))
=272/~0.000003785
=1239497691.4

1239497691.4, the number of seconds from 1167638400 to the time that we get 3 GB. Then add 1167638400 to time we really get the 3 GB, so it is
1239497691.4, which will be the time I posted above.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Oops, something wrong, 272/~0.000003785 should be 71859291.4, and
>>272/~0.000003785 the number of seconds from 1167638400 to the time that we get 3 GB. ...

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