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40GBSSD Disk , is that my limit for storing files?

Posted February 23, 2016 3.6k views
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Hello, i am creating a website that will need to store 100’s of HD videos to play. If each video is 1gb, does that mean i can only store 40 videos through the $20 a month package?

If thats it then it will do for the short term, but in future when more videos are uploaded, when i get to the top package of 640 GB is that the maximum limit?

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Correct, the storage in the package is what you get for the operating system + your files/videos etc.

“SSD Disk” refers to the amount of disk space allocated to your droplet.

So on a droplet with a 40 GB SSD disk, you would be able to store 40 GB of data, including the OS.

So if you buy the 640 GB SSD disk droplet (the $640/mo plan), you would get 640 GB of storage.

  • Thanks for your reply, so lets say i buy the 640GB SSD disk, and then i require more space, is that the max limit or can a bespoke package be made?

    • I think at that point you’re getting an entire server to yourself, so maybe look into dedicated server options or external storage? Otherwise you can just purchase a second droplet and store files on that too.

The other answers are correct in that this is the limit of disk space on your droplet (though you can resize to a larger plan at any time). That being said, we will be releasing a new feature to address just this issue in the near future and will be starting a closed beta soon.

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