Thursday, May 5, 2011
"Then a day or two ago, I got an email from Amazon with the bill for my Amazon AWS service. I have about 25 gigabytes of photos, music and other documents backed up to Amazon’s S3 server cloud, which usually costs me about $3 a month — but this time, the bill said $109 .. The culprit, apparently, was either Windows indexing the files or an anti-virus program scanning them, or both. Since JungleDisk [see the chart for its "bandwidth Limiting Function"] maps the Amazon cloud folder as a network drive, Windows and some other programs simply treat it as a regular drive and download all the files to scan them — even multiple times"
See below Amazon's "Data Transfer Pricing" information.
See "What Happens When the Cloud Meets a Bandwidth Cap" - here.