200 Days Binary Newsgroup Retention at Giganews!

pcslookout

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Giganews has completed its third significant storage upgrade of the year which will increase binary retention day by day through the end of the summer to 200 days! Giganews continues to hold text newsgroup articles indefinitely and as a result Giganews' retention in text newsgroups is well over 1400 days.

This latest upgrade comes just two months after Giganews announced 120 day retention in binary groups and only four months after Giganews announced 100 day retention in binary newsgroups.

"This recent push to 200 days retention fits into our normal cycle of perpetual upgrades. Traditionally we haven't increased retention by as large a margin as we are during this current upgrade; however, we have decided to accelerate our upgrade cycle so that we can continue to lead Usenet and provide more value for our customers. By nearly doubling our storage capacity Giganews is investing in our service so our customers can continue to enjoy the best Usenet experience possible." said David Vogelpohl, Giganews' Vice President of Marketing and Sales.

This retention upgrade follows closely after a series of additional security offerings, utility releases, and other value additions to the Giganews service.
http://www.giganews.com/news/a...retention-200days.html
 

jaybert

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giganews is good stuff...very fast. maxed out my FIOS connection d/ling at 1.7MB/sec for 2 days straight...somewhere around 180-200gb if I remember correctly
 

pcslookout

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Originally posted by: jaybert
giganews is good stuff...very fast. maxed out my FIOS connection d/ling at 1.7MB/sec for 2 days straight...somewhere around 180-200gb if I remember correctly
:thumbsup:
 

Balt

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I wonder how their hardware requirements compare to YouTube's.
 

Atheus

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Originally posted by: Balt
I wonder how their hardware requirements compare to YouTube's.
I heard they upload 25PB per month and pay well over 1 million USD for bandwidth during that time...
 

eelw

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Holy crap. How large is their storage farm?????? But 7 months retention, that's a little overkill. Really, only one month is necessary.
 

Balt

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Originally posted by: Atheus
Originally posted by: Balt
I wonder how their hardware requirements compare to YouTube's.
I heard they upload 25PB per month and pay well over 1 million USD for bandwidth during that time...
Ouch...
 

Kelemvor

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Any free usenet servers out there that have decent storage? Time Warner apparently just killed their newsgroup system so now I can only download at like 50KB/s instead of the normal 500KB/s so it's useless. 4 hours just to get headers from one group I use...
 

GagHalfrunt

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Originally posted by: eelw
Holy crap. How large is their storage farm?????? But 7 months retention, that's a little overkill. Really, only one month is necessary.
My ISP server is about 2 weeks on binaries and even that is more than enough. If you don't download something in the first week odds are you don't want it all that much.
 

gabemcg

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I get 45 day retention, unlimited d/l, 8 connections for $14.95/mo from news hosting, works fine for me, I think 200 days retention is overkill, especially if you have an unlimited acct... I'd have to pay at least $5 more/mo to switch to giganews, not worth it...

Sorry to spidy07 and pcnerd37 for breaking all the rules, I'll go back to my cave and shut up now...
 

yhelothar

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Originally posted by: Kelemvor
Any free usenet servers out there that have decent storage? Time Warner apparently just killed their newsgroup system so now I can only download at like 50KB/s instead of the normal 500KB/s so it's useless. 4 hours just to get headers from one group I use...
newsleecher search function :)
or pay $2/mo for newzbin nzb indexing service.
 

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