Fun things to do on a 1 Gbps connection

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Do any of you use a 1 gbps connection? What are the fun/crazy things that you have done using it?

I tried uploading about 50 Gb of files to Amazon S3, it took 5-6 mins for me. I think I am going to replace my Western Digital drive and start saving data directly in the cloud all the time.
 

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@Sushubh True, I use the S3 glacier option for long term data that I don't need immediately. That's super cheap.
 


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But what about when you actually want to retrieve large amounts of data?
Retrieval of data is not free, it can cost a decent amount.
and believe me you will be very easily bored after few weeks of the gigabit connection.
There is a limit of how much content (movies, games etc.) you can physically consume and storage costs really start adding up.

But if you want to use it for a server then that's a whole different story
 
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And you can't compare a local HDD to drive storage etc. due to very low IOPS offered by Google drive and similar services, Google drive for example has a limit of 10 API calls per second
Other options are services like blackblaze, Google cloud storage etc. which don't have such strict limitations but are too expensive for normal people to replace their physical drive.
Or you can also try the gsuite unlimited drive storage

Again, it depends what size of data you are talking about, i am talking about at least 10+ TB of data
 
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But what about when you actually want to retrieve large amounts of data?
Retrieval of data is not free, it can cost a decent amount.
and believe me you will be very easily bored after few weeks of the gigabit connection.
There is a limit of how much content (movies, games etc.) you can physically consume and storage costs really start adding up.

But if you want to use it for a server then that's a whole different story
Let's face it, most of the data on our local disks, we almost never access it frequently, so it makes sense to me to lock it away for good. It's occupying my SSD unnecessarily. It hardly costs a dollar for 1 TB in glacier storage. I have had data like photographs in locked away in glacier for over a year now and never really retrieved it.

The main idea is to not lose the data in case of local drive crash in the long term.

The often used data can always remain local.

I have been using backblaze for a while now and it's decently priced. Regarding commercial solutions like gsuite and google drive, without API access and pricing catered towards commercial consumers, it does not make sense to use those.

Regarding getting bored, lol, well everyone gets bored of everything after a while. That's why the urge to get the new phones every year : )
 


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You do understand that data retrieval and data transfer costs are separate?
Data transfer from aws to internet (you) costs $90/TB, even more depending upon the region
So retrieval of 10 TB of data from glacier to you through the internet will set you back at least 70k inr
Plus additional cost for no of requests etc.
Aws glacier/deep archive is also a commercial product
and drive for gsuite does have API access available
 

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Yes Rehan, I have worked with Amazon services for over a decade and I know what I am talking about. As I mentioned above, Retrieval almost never happens in real life, this is more of an insurance policy for data to be around for years beyond what a physical drive can promise.

I am talking about still being able to see my pictures and videos decades from now, not in 1/2/5 years that a physical disk lasts for. 70k is a small price to pay for that, decades from now.
 

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Adding to Rehan,
Also I think in S3 glacier, it can cost more depending on the speed you want the retrieval to be prepared and how fast you want to download your retrieval. That adds up pretty fast too.

I think what buggy means, is that he just wants most important data like photos or documents etc in (very)cold storage, for the worst case scenario, like an insurance. I am sure he has local backups for that too.
 

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I think I am going to replace my Western Digital drive and start saving data directly in the cloud all the time.
Sorry maybe I misunderstood this part
Yeah, I do agree it's pretty useful for some people but I believe normal Google/one drive is better for majority of the people mainly because the most important data is usually not so large in actual size.
 
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