Whats your download speed in different situations for media?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Airforcekid, May 9, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Airforcekid

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    Fastest to slowest.

    Speedtest.net 31.6 MBPS

    Giganews 50 connections (Usenet) I average 20MBPS

    iTunes 1-2 MBPS

    Regular Safari Firefox etc 500-800KBPS

    Torrents 500KBPS max

    What do you do that is fastest and slowest mainly media wise downloads you do?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    first do some homework, as to the difference between B and b (Bytes and Bits) in computers.
    speedtest.net reports in b and I'm guessing the other speeds you list are using are likely B

    2nd, you list speeds for different things, those all depend on the servers you are pulling from, not necessarily the program pulling them.
    if I download programs from apple using "regular Safari / Firefox", I approach the 1-2MBps speeds you list for iTunes. While other sites might be in the 500-800KBps range you specify.
    I also have some (private, invitation only)torrent trackers that i get files at that same 1-2 MBps speed, while other trackers I'm lucky to hit 300KBps.
     

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