Did you notice that last year the rate of increase on the Gmail homepage slowed considerably?
In fact, the current rate increases storage by just 4 bytes per second which is only 345.6 Kb per day. Equivalent to one unoptimised photo from your digital camera.
So how long will it take for online storage to grow from today’s 7.3GB to 10GB?
- 4 bytes per second growth
- 7438.721503: Current MB
- 7438721503: Current bytes
- 10000: Target MB
- 10000000000: Target bytes
- 2561278497: Shortfall in bytes
- 640319624.3: Seconds to get there
- 7411.106762: Days
- 20.30440209: Years
20 more years until Gmail online storage grows to 10GB!
**UPDATE** On the 24th of April 2012 Gmail bumped up storage to 10GB to make things smoother with their new Google Drive which is a cloud storage service that competes with DropBox and Microsoft’s SkyDrive.