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    • applecore
    • By applecore 1st Aug 07, 11:23 PM
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    • 1st Aug 07, 11:23 PM
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    • 1st Aug 07, 11:23 PM
    40 GB is the equivalent of say... 95DVD videos compressed... or about 40,000 songs, or couple hundred thousand pictures.. See how big your computer hard disk is, and compare that to 40GB
    • Quasar
    • By Quasar 1st Aug 07, 11:32 PM
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    • 1st Aug 07, 11:32 PM
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    • 1st Aug 07, 11:32 PM
    I'd say about 60 CDs worth of storage space.
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  • happychikadee
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    • 1st Aug 07, 11:33 PM
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    • 1st Aug 07, 11:33 PM
    So it depends on my downloads? I don't really download much to be honest but I surf alot and my work is via emails mainly. Would that count? I'm sorry to sound like an idiot!
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  • continentalgal
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    • 1st Aug 07, 11:33 PM
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    • 1st Aug 07, 11:33 PM
    Let's put it like this: if all you're doing online is browsing with the occasional download of a document or short video/music clip, then you're fine. If you're planning on listening to online radio/live TV, downloading TV shows, lots of songs, movies, software (from whichever sources) on a daily/regular basis and are also into online gaming, then 40gig may get you through a week or so .
    • applecore
    • By applecore 1st Aug 07, 11:41 PM
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    • 1st Aug 07, 11:41 PM
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    • 1st Aug 07, 11:41 PM
    happychikadee u'll be fine.. 40gigs sounds fine for u.
  • happychikadee
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    • 1st Aug 07, 11:56 PM
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    • 1st Aug 07, 11:56 PM
    Thanks everyone x x
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  • BillScarab
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    • 2nd Aug 07, 10:23 AM
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    • 2nd Aug 07, 10:23 AM
    Who's the ISP? Most (possibly all) charge you extra if you exceed the download limit. If it happens regularly you can always upgrade to an unlimited package or one with a higher limit. However I'd be surprised if 40Gb isn't enough.
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  • espresso
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    • 2nd Aug 07, 10:51 AM
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    • 2nd Aug 07, 10:51 AM
    I have been considering changing broadband providers but I haven't got a clue as to what 40gb means! I am on umlinited right now but how do I find out how much I use and whether 40gb is enough.
    Originally posted by happychikadee
    Why don't you check how much you are actually using now.

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    • ringo_24601
    • By ringo_24601 2nd Aug 07, 10:53 AM
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    40 gigabytes = 42949672960 bytes



    40gb a month means 1362mb a day (assuming a 30 day month). This is plenty, even if you plan to watch streaming video / radio. It would be like downloading nearly 2 CDs of data a day.
    • superscaper
    • By superscaper 2nd Aug 07, 11:07 AM
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    40 gigabytes = 40 000 000 000 bytes

    40 gibibytes = 42 949 672 960 bytes

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    • ringo_24601
    • By ringo_24601 2nd Aug 07, 11:24 AM
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    I say potato, you say potatoe.. stop being a pedant

    For those that care, have read of the wikipedia on the difference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte
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