A Redditor Archived Nearly 2 Million Gigabytes of Porn to Test Amazon’s ‘Unlimited’ Cloud Storage
What does “unlimited” data storage mean, really? Unlimited plans—offered by many cloud storage and backup companies as promotions for their storage capabilities—are almost never truly limitless. Most come with stipulations about data usage limits if you start hoarding too hard, and the majority of users will never come close to needing that much storage.
Reddit user beaston02 was determined to find the true ceiling of Amazon’s cloud storage plan, which was killed off in June. He decided to push its limits with a petabyte of porn. (Some people credit beaston02 for Amazon’s decision to cancel the unlimited storage offering, but he denies that rumor.) For reference, a petabyte is one million gigabytes.