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I have an 800MB file that I need to share to multiple people. I'm guessing ~10,000 will download it.

I purchased extra space on Google Docs. Can Google Docs handle this or should I look into another service?

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Here's Google's response: Google Docs size limits.

As long as you upload the file as is (don't convert to Google format) you should be fine with a free account.

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Sorry.. 800MB.. I would say my keyboard got in the way but I can't claim that excuse. –  BlindingDawn Oct 6 '11 at 4:39
    
I was wondering what kind of messed-up, government secrets would make an 800GB document! In that case, provided you upload it as is (don't convert to Google format), you'll be fine with a free account. Answer updated... –  Hand-E-Food Oct 6 '11 at 4:43
    
I did work for government agency at one time with Top Secret clearance. –  BlindingDawn Oct 6 '11 at 4:47
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You should use BitTorrent as a mean for information dissemination for a file that big of a size to tens of thousands of people.

800GB * 10000 is 8 petabytes worth of bandwidth. BitTorrent's peer-to-peer technology will help to alleviate the huge cost of the bandwidth and storage needed.

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My suggestion remains the same for a 800MB file.

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Sorry.. 800MB.. I would say my keyboard got in the way but I can't claim that excuse. –  BlindingDawn Oct 6 '11 at 4:39
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