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Old May 5, 2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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Biggest possible file that can be downloaded legally?

I want to run some tests and it involves downloading massive files online, preferably directly. The first thing that came to mind was an Ubuntu image file. Does anyone know something bigger than that?
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Old May 5, 2012, 07:45 PM   #2
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Adobe CS5 trial?

The Ubuntu image file I found was less than 700mb, CS5 applications should be more then that I would have thought.
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Old May 5, 2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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There's no legality to the size of a download, but there is one for the content you download. Additionally, you need to mind a data cap that your service provider has enforced, if there is one.

Are you trying to test your internet speeds? Don't worry we all know S. Korea has one of the fastest.
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Old May 5, 2012, 07:51 PM   #4
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File can have its file size spoofed. For example 1 empty text document can be over 100GBs.

Choose what size of file you want to download for speed test (from selection of file sizes, largest 1GB).

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/download.html

CryEngine3 Download which is 1GB in size.

http://www.crydev.net/dm_eds/download.php?id=4

Patches for World of Warcraft with many download mirrors for each patch. There are few patches over 4GB in size if you scroll down.

http://www.wowwiki.com/Patch_mirrors

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How about the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Image from Microsoft? I think the 64-bit version is about 2.4GB.
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Old May 5, 2012, 08:16 PM   #6
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Adobe CS5 trial?

The Ubuntu image file I found was less than 700mb, CS5 applications should be more then that I would have thought.
This. CS5 should get you around 6GB
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Old May 5, 2012, 08:49 PM   #7
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The Adobe Apps are probably some of the biggest "real" files.
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Old May 5, 2012, 10:28 PM   #8
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Take a bunch of your own files, zip them up, upload them, and then download them. Copy the CS6 preview files into a folder about 30 times, and try download that
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Old May 6, 2012, 06:52 AM   #9
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Try the Wikipedia backup.

"pages-articles.xml.bz2 Current revisions only, no talk or user pages. (This is probably the one you want. The size of the 11 April 2012 dump is approximately 7.8 GB compressed, 34.8 GB uncompressed)".
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Old May 7, 2012, 01:44 PM   #10
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Dear Lord lol...

I was planning on getting CS5, but I might settle for the wiki backup.

Thanks all.
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Old May 7, 2012, 03:02 PM   #11
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Fedora distributes DVD images. Last I grabbed one of those it was like 3.5GB...


And this file is 52GB.
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Old May 9, 2012, 02:42 AM   #12
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Old May 9, 2012, 02:54 AM   #13
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The Linux DVD images are quite large, other than that there are some WoW download files of several gigs that I used to use when I tested speed and connectivity of networks.
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I have downloaded files over 11GB the past few days. It took about an hour for each.
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Old May 12, 2012, 09:52 PM   #16
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Want to share what this was for?
I am not going to do this immediately, but once I get a new MBA, I want to test download speeds when getting stuff through Korea's implementation of WiMax connected via wireless or USB and figure out which is the most optimal while taking other aspects like modem size, battery consumption, etc. I tend to work a lot in public transportation or at coffee shops or other public spaces.
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Old May 12, 2012, 11:08 PM   #17
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Has no one downloaded a game anytime soon? With the emphasis on digital release in spite of data caps, modern game DLs can easily be 10-25 GB each. People's Steam libraries have reached hundreds of gigs.
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Old May 12, 2012, 11:13 PM   #18
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The Blu-ray version of Debian Linux is pretty big, ~30 GB if I recall correctly.
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