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I uploaded a file and gave the link to several people. When they try to download the file it says Download Quota Exceeded
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Thank you so much for your reply! The video is an MP4 video/audio file approximately 6.6gb in size. I gave 50 people the same shareable link so that they can download it. What is the daily download usage quota? Thank you again!
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Thanks!
 
Yes that volume would definitely trigger a block. There isn't an exact always-the-same maximum download per 24hrs. The reason why it's fluid is to allow users some flexibility when the servers aren't as busy, and less flexibility when they are.
 
Again, Drive is not intended to serve that kind of volume of file sharing. The principal sharing of data from Drive is for the collaboration on the creation and modification of data such as documents, spreadsheets, surveys and such.
 
Any heavy video sharing must be done with YouTube.
 
So to recap, each time that 6.6GB was downloaded it added to the running count. 24hrs after each 6.6GB download it's total is removed from the running count. Again, since really only videos are so large, building up to the block is extremely fast for videos, and unlikely for anything else.
 
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Thank you very much again for that additional explanation. I appreciate you taking the time to answer. I only have one last question for you. Is the Daily Download quota for the total of all the videos I have my entire account that might be downloaded or does each individual video have a quota?
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I think the important thing is for us to have some kind of transparency on quotas. This has a twofold effect, both enabling us to understand why we might get blocked downloads, and also allowing us to properly secure our files if they are somehow being bounced around the internet like a beach ball at a nickleback concert. 

I feel like many people feel like their files are being blocked erroneously. Either there is a problem with your quota algorhythm, or there is a problem with the way we are sharing files with people, which would be good to know and resolve. 

Are there any plans on making this information available to us?
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