Google Slowed it Down!

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The increased Gmail storage rate has slowed. It’s down to about a megabyte every 55 minutes, instead of ten. Maybe even Google has limits… The decrease cuts the storage rate to less than 20% of what it was just after the update, and this all happened last night, probably around 0100 Pacific, which is when Google did their last tweak. Since my storage was going nicely at the old new clip a mere 12 hours ago, and now it’s slowed, it has to have been done overnight.

What I want to know is, why did Google make such a huge spike and then slow the counter down? It’s still faster than it was initially, but 120 MB per day is a whole lot more exciting than the 27 or so it’ll be now. Does this mean we won’t see Gmail hit 6 GB by January?


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