Sharing Really, Really Large Files

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Let’s face it – there are lots of places online where you can share files.  But when it comes to sharing large files, really large files, files over 2GB in size the number of places you can go gets much smaller quickly.

File storage companies have different limitations on file sizes, with some capping file sizes at as little as 100 MB.  Some companies offer single file size limits of 1 GB and most of those who go larger stop at 2GB.

At My Docs Online we have no file size limitations.  The only limit is the size of your account, as long as you are using the Desktop App.  Using the desktop app is what allows us to exceed the browser based upload limitations of 2GB in file size.    The My Docs Online desktop app runs on both both Windows and Macs so if you need to transfer really big digital files give us a try.

Now – what are the practical realities of transferring a file of that size?  A pretty good cable modem upload speed is between 2 –  5 Gbps  so uploading a 2 GB file should take between 1 – 2 hours at those speeds.  Download speeds are normally quite a bit faster so downloading the file may only take 25% of the time it takes to upload it.  If you’re curious as to what your internet connection speed is you can test it at http://www.speedtest.net.

Sometimes, you really do need to get the file there today and when that’s the case you need something that will do the job for you.  If you’re in that position I hope you’ll give My Docs Online a try by signing up for a free trial, running the desktop app and uploading your file.

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