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Thursday April 7, 2005 11:41 am

Interesting Gmail Storage Algorithm


Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: Internet


Gmail Storage On Friday, April 1, Google announced their “Infinity+1” plan for Gmail accounts. The first day, we lucky Gmail account holders gained about 1MB. The second day, the gains appeared to slow down somewhat. We weren’t holding our breath, considering the announcement was made on April Fool’s Day - and sounded pretty foolish to boot. Here are the details of the Google storage algorithm:

  • Gmail is currently rising at 1/1000 MB every 25 seconds
  • A 1MB increase takes a little over 6 hours and 56 minutes
  • Every day storage increases by 3.456 MB
  • By April 1, 2006, Gmail accounts will be up to about 3300MB
  • It takes 289 days to increase 1 gigabyte

So is Google really going to just continue to increase storage infinitely? A look at the source code indicates that the madness will end when mailboxes reach 2075 gigs:

That only applies until it reaches 2075 MB. Check the source:

var CP = [
[ 1112331600000, 1025 ],
[ 1112439600000, 2050 ],
[ 1113062400000, 2075 ]
];

Oh well.

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