Good morning, please I would like to know the size limit of a huge file (Terabytes) that can be uploaded on Dropbox and the maximum bandwith of upload and download. Also the CPU usage and Memory.
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Bandwidth refer to the capacity of a channel, not the total flow. Where a daily limit is described in GB transferred, it is a data transfer limit. A low bandwidth (3 Mbps) channel might never reach a daily transfer limit. One or more high bandwidth (100 Mbps) channels might reach a daily transfer limit in a very short time.
To be mildly pedantic:
bits/second describes bandwidth
GB transferred per day describes the total data moved in a day
Yes, I know, but in the way it has been described by Dropbox, both on these forums and within their own help articles, it's a daily bandwidth limit; not a transfer limit. For the sake of keeping the verbage the same, on these forums, I describe it as such.
Your average user that's asking about such limits isn't going to recognize the difference.
So, if Walter Cronkite pronouces "nuclear" as "new cue lar", then we all should. I guess I will stick to "new clee ar".
I understand your motivation, but I really don't like reinforcing sloppy usage. Too many years as an engineer, I expect. (Knots, MPH -- who cares as long as the boat does not sink.)
But then, Runyanesque present tense used by newscasters reporting past events also irks me. Maybe I'm a little bit CDO* and certainly not an "average user".
* OCD as described by those afflicted.
The only response I have is that if you feel the need to play Internet Police on a topic that's nearly a year old, next time, look more closely at your own replies before hitting that Reply button. I'll leave you to find the error. Considering you were able to find my use of "bandwidth" on a post that was buried, it should be easy for you to spot.
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