Thanks, though one of the main reasons I'm looking at the gig1 is that we do regularly have large downloads, several GB for games every now and then yes but also quite often we download films for our kaleidescape system that can run to 100GB+
These are sometimes spur of the moment decisions for family film nights, and it would be nice not having to plan films a few hours or a day in advance. Deciding on a film and having it available by the time we've made snacks has an allure to it. Getting the kids to agree on a film is difficult enough, having them wait a couple of hours once that decision is made can be frustrating ha.
The price of storage expansion for the system is ridiculous. So very soon we will be in a position of deleting some films to make way for others. We don't lose access to previously purchased films, but it does mean we will have to download those again to watch them. I forsee a time when it will be full of the kids films and any that the wife and I want to watch will have to be downloaded on demand.
The 250+ may be a compromise, but at present I'm paying for normal copper line fttc for the latency for gaming and starlink satellite for lage downloads and by way of dual wan config keeping heavy traffic from compromising the connection when working from home and remote accessing/controlling an office pc. Gig1 will be cheaper than those two combined.