Biggest possible file that can be downloaded legally?

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  1. kylera macrumors 65816

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    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?
     
  2. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  3. wordoflife macrumors 604

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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. :D
     
  4. iCFX, May 5, 2012
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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
     
  5. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    How about the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Image from Microsoft? I think the 64-bit version is about 2.4GB.
     
  6. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    This. CS5 should get you around 6GB
     
  7. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    The Adobe Apps are probably some of the biggest "real" files.
     
  8. boss.king macrumors 68040

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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
     
  9. lighthouse_man macrumors 6502a

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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)".
     
  10. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Dear Lord lol...

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

    Thanks all.
     
  11. mobilehaathi, May 7, 2012
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    mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Fedora distributes DVD images. Last I grabbed one of those it was like 3.5GB...


    And this file is 52GB.
     
  12. pkisme macrumors newbie

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  13. Heilage macrumors 68030

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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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  15. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    I have downloaded files over 11GB the past few days. It took about an hour for each.
     
  16. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  17. malman89 macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  18. Nermal Moderator

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    The Blu-ray version of Debian Linux is pretty big, ~30 GB if I recall correctly.
     

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