.mac bandwidth limit.. a nice surprise.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chibianh, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. chibianh macrumors 6502a

    chibianh

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    A couple of months ago, I had hosted a video on my iDisk. I was a little worried I might hit the monthly bandwidth limit of 10Gb. A week or so went by and the video had gotten many hits and well over 10Gb of bandwidth used up. I was expecting a letter from Apple any day, but it never came. So i tried it again with another video, and again used over 10Gb of bandwidth with that video.. Now, for the mathematically challenged, that's over 20Gb of bandwidth used in a little over 2 weeks. Still nothing from Apple and my videos were still accessable. So I logged into my .Mac account settings and low and behold, I didn't even come CLOSE to the 1024 GB monthly bandwidth I had. Was rather surprising to say the least. Glad I renewed.
     

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  2. mcmillan macrumors 6502

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    WOW!!!

    A tera :eek:?

    That's great!... I guess .Mac is not that bad after all... PHP and MySQL would make it perfect.
     
  3. Project macrumors 68020

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    Is it a mistake? I just checked mine and it says the same thing.

    Wish they would be as generous with the storage limit though :(
     
  4. chibianh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.. let's hope it's not a mistake. 1gb of storage is nice enough for me, however. :)
     
  5. kwajaln macrumors 6502

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    That IS awesome!! Now I need to upload some video when I get home!
     
  6. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    .Mac is still expensive for what you get.
     
  7. chibianh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    depends who you ask... I don't think it's expensive at all.
     
  8. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I pay $7 a month for a dedicated domain name with unlimited storage and a generous 250GB bandwidth limit.

    You don't get the ease of use of .Mac homepage and syncing, however.

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  9. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    £50 a year I get a server with a 100MB/s line with 10TB/month cap, dual Xeon 3GHz, 2GB RAM, 1TB HDD. I must admit that .Mac is convenient, if you know how, you can create a secure site with drag'n'drop features in a web browser. Not everywhere you can install .Mac on a PC or use a Mac though, tell you the truth, I know of nowhere (including uni) that will allow it.
     
  10. chibianh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I use 3 macs. 1 at work, 1 at school, and 1 at home. All three are sync'd. That's what i needed most. a .mac email address, easy file sharing, easy photo sharing, on top of a few other knick knacks make it a fine value for me. It's only $8.25/mo, or $0.27/day.. (even cheaper if you get .Mac from amazon or discounted). I think $0.27/day for convenience is not a bad deal.

    For someone like you, however, I can see why .mac is 'expensive.' But you know what, I don't think Apple ever intended to target .mac towards your kind anyway. ;)
     
  11. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    Hm, I just bought .mac today and it only gives me 10gb bandwidth. Any ideas people?
     
  12. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    mine says 10GB and i can increase it up too 250GB by adding more storage...
     
  13. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    See that to me is the fundamental flaw, people look at .mac and go 'Web Host' whereas it really does offer much more than that. Personally I find the iCal and Address book syncing invaluable (though I'd prefer entourage but not to worry...there are work arounds to that ;))

    A great purchase in my mind.
     
  14. IanC macrumors regular

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    I think it goes up if it has to.
     
  15. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    confirmation

    IS there any confirmation that storage and or bandwidth has been increased?
    Will this be the Thursday announcemennt?
     
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  17. liketom macrumors 601

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    well i opted for the full monty :)

    plan on hosting some big files on Dotmac this month

    o sorry about the windows i'm at work at the mo:rolleyes:
     

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  18. HiRez macrumors 603

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    My biggest complaint about .Mac is that you cannot separately password-protect different folders for direct iDisk access, it's either all on one password, or it's all off. I'd like to use different folders for different clients (or friends) to access, but until I can assign independent passwords to each, I can't do that.
     
  19. janey macrumors 603

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    Oh really?
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    You know, because I'm pretty sure it would be nice if it went up. ;)
    I mean, what is it that's the diff between having 10gb and 1tb? I'm a cheapass and get the .mac retail activation boxes when they're $69 or whatever at the Apple Store or online (amazon..) and things like that...
     

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