To estimate your binary storage requirements, consider your likely number of users and
the kinds of materials they will upload.
When estimating the size of your shared storage, the stored footprint for each version of
each converted document is about 130 percent of the size of the uploaded document. So, for
example, a 5 MB document uploaded by the user will mean about 6.5 MB of storage needed for
each version of the document in your binary storage provider. That's because for each
document for which the application generates a preview -- for each version of
that document -- the application generates a preview, thumbnail images, and PDFs.
Note: You only see the increased stored footprint for certain uploaded document
types, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and PDF, and it does not occur for all documents. For example, you won't need increased storage for
ZIP files or text files. Attachments, images, and any plugins that
store binary content also use an increased stored footprint.
# of Users
Extra Storage Per Month
100 to 500
500 to 5,000
External sites commonly do not allow attachments or binary documents, so they
typically don't use a lot of binary storage.