How much storage do I need to preserve my files?
Wondering how much storage you need to get started on Permanent.org? Here are some helpful hints for how many files you can store on Permanent.org with different amounts of storage.
588 Compressed Photos
5,880 Compressed Photos
58,800 Compressed Photos
146 DSLR Photos
1,460 DSLR Photos
14,600 DSLR Photos
3.6 Minutes of 4k Video
36 Minutes of 4k Video
360 Minutes of 4k video
10,000 PDF Documents
100,000 PDF Documents
1,000,000 PDF Documents
12 Hours, 8 Minutes of MP3 Audio
121 Hours, 20 Minutes of MP3 Audio
1213 Hours, 33 Minutes of MP3 Audio
You can also check how much storage the files in a folder on your computer are taking up by looking at the Properties for the folder. This can help you estimate how much storage you need before you upload the folder to Permanent.
Still not sure how much storage you need? That's okay! You can purchase storage on Permanent.org as you need it, so start with 1 GB, or as much or as little as you would like, then purchase more when you run out of storage space. Learn more about how to check how much storage you have and how to add additional storage here.
View and Add Storage
With Permanent's endowment model, you pay for the storage you need to preserve your files as you need it, rather than paying for a monthly or yearly subscription. Learn more about how our storage fees work here. This article will walk you through How ...
View and Add Storage in the Mobile App
This article will walk you through how to view the storage you have in your account, as well as how much storage you have used, and how to add additional storage to your account using Apple Pay or Google Pay. We are working on offering alternate ...
How Our Storage Fees Work
Our storage fees are a $10 per-gigabyte one time fee. You pay only for the storage you need and then you never pay for it again. You can add additional storage whenever you'd like, a gigabyte at a time.
Commercial Storage Partners
Running a data center is a major capital investment and organizational commitment that is not a core requirement to our mission. In fact, we see it as a liability. Instead, we leverage reliable, cost-effective commercial services that are already ...
Storage Refund Policy
Permanent.org will refund storage that has not been used in the following cases outlined in this document. We will refund storage in units of gigabytes, rounded down, up to the storage that remains unused in your account. The refund can be requested ...