How long does it take to send a 4gb file over AirDrop?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by GadgetGeek407, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    Im wondering if air drop is more for like word files or big files like 4gb? and how quick is it? I sent the new lion DMG over this joker is taking FOREVER
     
  2. askrib macrumors member

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    ya dude, it will take FOREVER, its over a wifi connection. super slow
     
  3. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

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    using airdrop from a 2011MBA to a 2011 MBP gave me 16MB/sec transfer steadily...if that helps you
     
  4. GadgetGeek407 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    The theoretical maximum of 802.11n is about 40MB/s, so 16MB/s is pretty good for wireless in a real scenario.
     
  6. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the new airport and MBP's had up to 450Mb theoretical speeds?
     
  7. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    450 megabit is 56.25 megabytes. Factor in overhead and the fact you'll never get 100% signal, 40MB/s is pretty reasonable.
     
  8. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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    It shouldnt be taking THAT long. A 700mb movie took me about 10 min through FTP to my ipad.
     
  9. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    At 16MB/s, 4000MB (4GB) should transfer in just over 4 minutes. Someone check my math... :cool:
     
  10. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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    this is true
     
  11. Bart Simpson macrumors newbie

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  12. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Buy the $50 Thunderbolt cable and that file transfer ought to be really quick. :D
     

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