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23 Oct 2007

Google Apps Gmail now uses the Gmail storage counter and Gmail set to reach 42GB

According to reports on Zdnet’s Googling Google, Google decided to update their storage counter algorithm to significantly increase its speed. On October 12th 2007, the storage counter found itself at 3GB, at the time of this post, it had reached 4.3GB, and in 30 years you can expect it to be at 42GB. If you want to get technical, by January 2nd 3456, it will be 2.70266701 × 1072TB according to Googlified.

To give you an idea of how much faster this new algorithm is, in just 10 days you can expect to see over 4GB, and in January 2008 it will be up to 6. Here is the code that makes the counter tick:

var CP = [
[ 1175414400000, 2835 ],
[ 1192176000000, 2912 ],
[ 1193122800000, 4321 ],
[ 1199433600000, 6283 ],
[ 2147328000000, 43008 ],
[ 46893711600000, Number.MAX_VALUE ]

The new version of Gmail is still missing in action, but this new information may put to rest any speculation that Google will give us unlimited storage to keep up with Yahoo any time soon.

Google has started using the counter found on your personal Gmail account for Google Apps too. Right now, basic users have 3.5GB of storage at their disposal (until now it was stuck at 2GB), and it will noticeably grow as the Gmail counter is moving a lot faster these days.

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