Google planning to offer infinite storage space?

By Derek Sooman on March 8, 2006, 10:05 AM
Google has seemingly accidentally leaked plans to offer users unlimited online storage space. According to a leaked Powerpoint presentation of a chat given by chief executive Eric Schmidt, Google plans to store 100 percent of users’ information, offering them the ability to house all user files, including e-mails, web history, pictures, bookmarks and so forth in Google storage space.

The leak ressurected rumours of the GDrive a mythical beast that will mirror the contents of a Googler's hard drive, ostensibly to secure the data ahead of a fatal crash.

Google quickly downed the posting, with a spokesGoog protesting to Reuters that the details were "not intended for publication".




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mentaljedi said:
this is.. wow. somevody explain to me all those lovely posibilities in saying HA to MS...
vigilante said:
Wow, that's a freaking huge amount of hdd space. But I can just see it now. Google mirrors peoples' hard drives, then the government demands free access to search through it as they please. You know, to find terrorists.No thanks Google, I won't be storing my data on any backups but my own. It's the principal of the thing.But then again, unlimited storage space? If that sucker is web-linkable, with decent bandwidth, I think I just found a new personal files download site :)
nathanskywalker said:
Wow, you have to look at this as several possibilities. While yes, mabye google will eventually cave, though i certainly hope they don't, this could be a revolution in the way we think of the internet. Imagine, if this was so,this, well think just how much more computers would be linked with each other. And the possibilities this entails for file sharing and such. Though in the end i really don' like the idea just yet...this could very much be a move towards...well, once global computer....technically. Which, in a sense, the internet already is...this could be a very good move, personally, i think i'll just wait for a while and see how things go down. And of course, there is always the possiblity that this is all just and overblown rumor.
Phantasm66 said:
The day is not far off where we shall not be storing our data on our machines, only a cache of the OS and applications. Our "profile" will follow us around the Internet wherever we go.
enasni said:
I wouldn't trust this claim....The government recently passed a law or bill or something stating that the government has the right to spy on its citizens. AT&T has already been enlisted by the government and is helping them spy on us the people. How are we to know that Google has been recruited too and is only going to allow unlimited storage for government records on us?
bulisani said:
[b]Originally posted by vigilante:[/b][quote]Wow, that's a freaking huge amount of hdd space. But I can just see it now. Google mirrors peoples' hard drives, then the government demands free access to search through it as they please. You know, to find terrorists.:)[/quote]thanks but no thanksbut .. wait there could be a loop hole here...
DragonMaster said:
What if someone decides to take 10TB?They never told it's going to be free also.
wtyerogers said:
umm...(not sure how to put this)here's a screenshot[url]http://www.box.net/shared/ep6o5vbug9[/url]
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