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What Do You Think? [Will Gmail hit 3 GB?]

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, November 21, 2006
13 years ago2,984 views

Will Gmail hit 3 GB by the end of the year?

its missing only 14 or 13 MB..
but as it seems now, it wont..
but my guts telling me that theres gonna be a little surprise..

any opinions?

Sander [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

eh, the size of my inbox is still 2786 MB...

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

3072 – 2786 = 286 MB

If I were Google I would make it 7 Gb on 1-1-2007 ;).

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

lol..
sorry.. my bad.. i meant 214 213..
   not 14 13..

sorry :P

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

If I were Google, I'd make your GMail limit increase every time you click on an ad :-)

Oh, hang on, that would be evil.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<<If I were Google I would make it 7 Gb on 1-1-2007 ;).>>
Let's say GDrive by April 1 2007. ;)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

yeah..
with infinite storage..

not 500 MB :(

;)

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

infinite storage is very greedy

and 500 mb is very selfish .......lol

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It will reach eventually, but right now there's 41 days left until it hits 2800MB. They haven't added the next time and limit to the array on the login page yet. Right now it is:

var CP = [
   [ 1136102400000, 2680],
   [ 1149145200000, 2730],
   [ 1167638400000, 2800]
];

So by 41 days from now they have to add the next value they're going to count to.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

The Growth has slowed down a great deal. Maybe they'll reset it to 3 Gig on April 1st.

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Gmail is climbing up a mountain, the last part is very steep, so it goes very slow, but once they reach that top, size will go down again, and fast it will go for sure!

   :P

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Maybe they throw out another 10 gigs for new year's just to surprise everyone :)

ahoier [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Yea...wasn't there something posted earlier this year, or hell, maybe LAST year even, that suspected that it would hit 3GB by New Years? I remember someone peeled apart that code and posted it somewhere, probably on digg or something :P

James Bradbury [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

I ran a calculation on my computer and it said that it would hit 3GB in 22 months, or nearly 2 years. This comes from a linear approximation to data gathered over the course of 10 minutes.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

or maybe they'll shove it in 30 gigs's face and jump to 100GB! hahaha that would be awesome

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

And what about Picasa Web Albums?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I think to get the same "oomph" they got from offering 1 GB back in 2004, they'd need to upgrate to offer a terabyte! I still remember reading the news on the 1 gigabyte email on my cell phone back then, after which I was shocked and delighted, and then I realized, "damn, it's April 1st! it's only an April Fool's joke".

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

i have plenty of space. i would rather they increased the upload limit. 100MB? or is that unrealistic?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

id rather more storage on Picasaweb (plus video).. not Gmail..

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Storage is cheap.

Flickr shows the way forward: don't put an upper limit on the storage, just put a limit on how much can be added each month, to avoid abuses (such as using the storage as a remote filesystem).

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