From @Mithgol on Wed Oct 14 2015 15:59:31 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Imagine a user that has ten terabytes of media files to share and those media files are located on different physical drives (four drives, for example: one 4 Tb HDD and three 2 Tb HDD).
Popular P2P applications such as µTorrent or eMule would be able to share these files from their initial locations.
IPFS intends to copy files to its local storage (as far as I understand) and thus creates limitations:
- Two copies of a file exist, and thus the necessary disk space is doubled.
- IPFS local storage is limited by the size of its physical drive.
Is that a problem? Can IPFS work around that problem?
Copied from original issue: https://github.com/ipfs/faq/issues/62