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Disk Space love from .Mac

I'm getting close to filling up the 200 MB quota on my .Mac account. That was before I got the following e-mail:

Dear .Mac Member,

We're excited to announce that every full .Mac membership now comes with 250 MB of combined .Mac Mail and iDisk storage. We want to say thank you for your past purchase of additional storage by immediately increasing your total storage to 1.2 GB for the duration of your current membership.

Wow - very cool! It's wierd that my PowerBook only reports 512 MB available in System Preferences -> .Mac -> iDisk. Oh well, it'll be another year or two until I max that out. Is it possible that unlimited disk space will be the way of the future?

Posted in Mac OS X at Sep 30 2004, 01:22:56 AM MDT 3 Comments

By default Apple allocates 50% of the space to iDisk and 50% to mail. To change that you have to go to and log in to your account, then to iDisk settings and choose from the presets which will allow you to move most of it to iDisk instead of mail (though a portion does have to be reserved for mail).

Posted by Joshua Brauer on October 01, 2004 at 11:20 AM MDT #

Very cool - thanks Joshua. Now I'm up to 1009 MB of iDisk space and 15 MB of Mail space.

Posted by Matt Raible on October 01, 2004 at 11:25 AM MDT #

Given some of the advancements in storage technology, I don't see space being an issue much longer. There is a team, I forget where, that is using a technique to multi-plex the laser beam in dvd with blue laser. Supposedly it will give 8x or more space per layer. With 15GB per layer or so on the HD-DVD, imagine having 120GB per layer, and Sony is talking about 4 and 8 layers by 2007 and beyond. With that kind of storage, assumgin multiple write beams, you could get massive storage very cheaply once mass produced. This multi-plex idea is not new. I forget how long ago, but I think a canadian guy did something similar with fiber optic cable, splitting the beam into many wavelengths so as to send 100's of times more data at one time, effectively massively increasing the speed at which data could be sent. The downside is the hardware required to send and read it at that speed is not cheap, at least anytime soon. It sure would be nice if we had 100MB connections to the internet from the home already. Along the lines, it really irks me that I am still paying $50 a month for my cable modem. When I signed up, they had < 1 million subscribers and I was told then that as more and more people signed up, it would get a lot cheaper and speeds would increase. Instead, after 40+ million, the price is the same and speed is slower. This really pisses me off because they are making hand over fist in profit while the promises of yesteryear are long forgotten. I am all for making money, but not to screw those that get me going over.

Posted by Kevin on October 02, 2004 at 01:51 AM MDT #

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