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8-30-2008 @ 7:53AM
Lets try to think about how to use 250gigs in a matter of days, without any illigal usage.Lets say we are a 4 person household, and each person has a pc with internet. Each of these listen to 4-5 hours of internet radio per day, and a few of them watch movietrailers and spend alot of there time on places like Youtube and Googlevideo. This will without much problem add up to 2-3gb of data per day. So thats 2.5x30 = 75GB. In this we can also bundle mail, IM, WoW and whatever else of low bandweight usage.Now, the real thing comes when the Console user starts to download games for his console, sure Arcade games are not that big, but things like Warhawk and Siren take up quite a bit of space on the harddrive, and are equally big to download. We might also have a Steam user in the house, and he might want to buy 2 games of steam every 30 days, perhaps more when they have a great deal.So from these activities we could argue that 30-50gbs where used. Steam games range from small 2.5gig downloads to large 12gig downloads for games with exp packs bundled in them. So this activity might not be exact.This household has a subscription to a digital distributior of HD movies. They pay a set fee and can download and watch 5 movies peer week. This family takes advantage of this and usually downloads 3-4 movies per week so they can watch movies togheter. Each HD movie ranges from 10 to 15GB in size. So, thats (12.5gb x 3.5)x4 = 175GB of data.In sum this household uses around 280gb of data in a 4 week span. And with digital distribution spreeding like wildfire, I would not be supprised if this sum went up in the next few years. With, lets say, they get all there TV shows via a digital distributor in HD. That would be 4-5GB of TV shows per day on top of the current usage.
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