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30GB, it it as much as it sounds?

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by Frazal666, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. Frazal666

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    Hello everyone. I was thinking of getting the BT yahoo 1MBPS 30GB option. I have a 20GB hard drive, although personally I only use 2.25GB in my documents, and no more than 750MB of programs, but another 4GB of crap (Temporary internet, rubbish, fragmented files, etc), totalling 7GB. Once I get broadband, my bandwith will be used for MP3's, loads more videos/movies and other sensless crap. Could someone help me. (PS, I may be getting rid of lots of the things I download)
     
  2. Kahless725

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    30GB is nothing when you start factoring large downloads in to the mix. A 200GB HDD can be had for as little as £70 nowadays and would be a size to start at, allthough the more the merrier. You need to tell us what os you are using (xp,2k) and what mobo you have as this will dictate how big a hdd you can have.
     
  3. mambojambo

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    isnt the 30gig the download quota a month you are allowed if this is the case and you were downloading 24/7 at full bandwidth you would manage about 10gig a week so i guess unless you are a major user downloading 4gig movies 24/7 this will do you:)
     
  4. KraGorn

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    I think you've mis-read his question Kahless. ;)

    Frazal: Put into perspective, 30Gb is between 6 and 7 ripped DVDs or maybe 300-400 decent quality MP3s. If you only surf the web, do e-mail, download M$ patches etc. then 30Gb/mo is more than enough.

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    Beaten to it. :)
     
  5. Frazal666

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    I reckon a bit more than 400 MP3's, otherwise they would be 75MB each! I have about 200 MP3's, most at 128KBPS, some higher, only about 900MB. If the internet connection downloads at 110Kb/s, it will only take 2.5 hours to reach 1Gig. I use the interent 2-6 hours a day, and I will be downloading lots of bandwith-eating stuff. I think ill just find an unlimited option, maybe find a 512KBPS unlimited. How much average does 1MBPS and 512KBPS download? As contention can reduce it.
     
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    If you downloaded 24/7 At full 1Mb speed your looking at 8GB a Day thats 56GB a week

    it takes about 11 hours to get 4.3GB (if your downloading movies) you can get 2 DVDs a Day on 1MB Internet
     
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    I can do an easy 6 gig a day with a T1 connection and this is not on maxium bandwidth. Get unlimited access from telewest, ntl etc. Much better.
     
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    NTL isn't unlimited access, they have a fair use policy that "suggests" 1Gb/Day. Telewest also has this policy.
     
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    I think one of the best if not the best unlimited service right now is Pipex

    I use them and its superb
     
  10. H4r7y

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    NTL are meant to have the 1gig per day cap, but ive yet to see it being used.
    shortly though NTL will be this sort of thing.
    they are increasing the speeds but putting monthly limits on there too.
     
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    Thanks everyone, I didnt know about the limit with NTL. Looks like I might be going else where if it becomes a problem.

    This capping/limit to downloading is a con. I have had broad band for many years and this action is becomming more and more common. If companies want to offer a cheap alternantive to broadband for users who only send emails and surf the web for a reduced cost then great. But please dont start restricitng our use by limiting the amount and charging extra if we go over. Soon they will be charging like mobile/phones, instead on a per min/sec it would be on a per gig basis across the board. All companies.

    I hope I am wrong.
     
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    I cannot get NTL cable (Not in the area), otherwise I would have broadband in 2001. Thats right, ive hade to wait 3-4 years to bother. Telewest, the same. Would it make a difference if I get a bt phone line to telewest? And what is T1/T3/+?
     
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    :oops:

    Er, yeah, decimal point in the wrong place. :)

    I rip at 320 CBR so my average size is around 7mb.
     
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    that is exactly what NTL say they will do once you go over your allowed download capacity for the month.
    the basic speed is 20gb month
    600k is 30gb month
    and the top line will be 40gb

    but with this they are increasing the speeds so itll look like this

    512k 20gb/month
    1.5mb 30gb/month
    3mb 40gb/month

    so its a bit of a kick in the face really.
    giving more than twice the speed in some places but then restricting the use of it even more.
     
  15. KraGorn

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    Have they changed their plans, when this was first leaked the 512K service was 6Gb/mo.
     
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    Just to ask, Most of my MP3's are at 128KBPS, would it make a difference to replacing them with a higher bitrate? And if so, what bitrate would do justice for 200 MP3's (And growing, to max 400) and a 20GB Hard drive?
     
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    IMX 192k gives rips as good as CDs, I use 320k largely because I can, just in case :).

    More seriously, if I ever want to re-code them to, say WMA (God forbid!) then 320k would be better for that.
     
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    Once I gat broadband, I might have to replace with better copys. thanks. And is WMA realy that bad? I've never tried it.
     
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    looks like we were both wrong kragorn ;)

    300K 1MB – £17.99. (5GB monthly usage allowance)
    750K 2MB – £24.99. (30GB monthly usage allowance)
    1.5MB 3MB – £37.99. (40GB monthly usage allowance)

    thats what its going to be, just found it over on an NTL forum.
     
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    WMA isn't bad, it's just that MP3s can be played on pretty much anything, WMAs can't and I don't want to enncourage M$. ;)

    5Gb huh, well I'm on the 1.5 at present so that'll mean the 3Gb service, 40Gb/mo is more than I use at the moment .. mind you, I saw an ad. for an 8Gb (SPEED) service in PC Pro today) from some ADSL supplier, £29.99. :eek: It can't last at that price.
     
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    As mentioned earlier, www.ukonline.net/8 , if you can get it, offers 8mb link, with a whopping 500gb download limit per month! £39.99, and available in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow
     
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    yeah sorry typo i ment about 10gig a day not week DOH :blush:
     
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    8MB?! Thats like a Mb per second! only 3.5 seconds to downlaod a 128KBPS MP3! Thats ridiculous. Problem is, whos gonna have an upload speed of 8MBPS?
     

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