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Query with bandwidth

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Query with bandwidth Dropbox Plus, Dropbox Family, Dropbox Professional and Dropbox Business accounts: 200 GB and unlimited downloads per day.

 

Let's say I want to upload songs created for my online classes, and I have 500 students, it tells me that I have a bandwidth of 200gb per day and unlimited downloads.

 
If those 500 students download the content and that song weighs 5mb
 
Will I have a problem? I'm confused, since we use a school player to listen to the symphonies. And up to 500 students or more can listen to it. If all 500 students play that song at the same time, could there be a problem? Or if they all download the same file, could you explain better how this would work?
 
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Re: Query with bandwidth

Dropboxer

Hey @said550, thanks for dropping by. 

 

Each upload and download counts toward your bandwidth limit, even if it’s done by the same person multiple times.

 

For example, if you have a 2 GB file and someone downloads it five times or five users download it once each, that’s 10 GB of bandwidth.

 

Since you're referring to a 5 MB file, you should be fine to share with others either way, since it's quite small. 

 

Making it a little bit mathematical here, but if you have 500 students and each one downloads the 5 MB file once, then that would amount to approximately 2.5 GB - that's a long way before you reach even the 200 GB limit.

 

I hope this helps to some extent, but let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!


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Re: Query with bandwidth

Dropboxer

Hey @said550, thanks for dropping by. 

 

Each upload and download counts toward your bandwidth limit, even if it’s done by the same person multiple times.

 

For example, if you have a 2 GB file and someone downloads it five times or five users download it once each, that’s 10 GB of bandwidth.

 

Since you're referring to a 5 MB file, you should be fine to share with others either way, since it's quite small. 

 

Making it a little bit mathematical here, but if you have 500 students and each one downloads the 5 MB file once, then that would amount to approximately 2.5 GB - that's a long way before you reach even the 200 GB limit.

 

I hope this helps to some extent, but let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!


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Re: Query with bandwidth

Explorer | Level 3
 

Thank you very much one more question, I converted the dropbox link into a direct download link and we connected it to a player so that everyone can play it, everyone can play at the same time without problems?

 

I contracted the 2tb plan, I understand that it is 200gb of daily bandwidth? And what happens if I exceed that limit? My account is blocked? How long would the blockade last, just to keep in mind, with that I will be totally satisfied

Re: Query with bandwidth

Dropboxer

Hey again, @said550! I hope you had a lovely weekend. 

 

If you exceed your account's bandwidth limit, you'll see a banned link error message, which means that your links have been temporarily or permanently "banned”.

 

Generally, the first time you see such a notification, the links will be unavailable for 24 hours. 

 

You can find more information about it and what to do after those 24 hours, here


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