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. Plus, donations are tax deductible. Learn more about how our storage fees work here. ...
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. Because we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ...
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 ...
How to Transfer Files Between Archives
Currently, transferring files between archives is not a fully supported feature on Permanent. We are working on making it easier to transfer files between two archives. In the meantime, this tutorial provides an alternative to downloading the files ...