“I know plenty of people have labeled me some huge pervert… but that’s really not me at all.”

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.

“It is nearly entirely porn,” he told me in a Reddit message. “Ever since I got into computers, I found myself learning more, and faster when it was something more interesting. Call me crazy, but women interest me more than most other things on the internet and there is a huge amount of data being created daily, so it was a good fit for the project.”
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