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Carpathia wants to delete Megaupload's data, costs $9000/day

Carpathia, the people hosting Megaupload's data have filed a motion to be paid or allowed to delete

@tracehagan
Published Fri, Mar 23 2012 10:11 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

The company responsible for hosting the data of the now shutdown Megaupload filed an emergency motion this week in U.S. federal court in Virginia seeking protection from the expense of hosting the data of up to 66 million users. The cost of hosting the 25 million gigabytes of data across 1,100 servers rings up with a $9,000 a day cost.

Carpathia wants to delete Megaupload's data, costs $9000/day | TweakTown.com

Carpathia says someone needs to foot the bill or allow them to delete the data. Using the $9,000 figure, it has cost them more than $500,000 since January. Megaupload contends many of its users are legitimate and storing important files on the site. Carpathia said another reason it can't delete the data is because it would "risk a claim by a party with an interest in the data" such as the MPAA who wants it kept for possible civil actions.

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Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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