Long Download Times on 2011 15" Base?

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  1. xxplosive1984 macrumors regular

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    I just downloaded Call of Duty 4 ($25 on Mac App Store, BTW) and it says 2hrs, 21 mins until download finishes. The file size is 7.3GB. Is this normal?
     
  2. Robbug macrumors member

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    Ok my turn to bust your chops :D

    How long is a piece of rope?

    Depends

    So with respect to your question it depends on a lot of things....vague question is vague :D :D :D

    In all seriousness that sounds about right. It really depends on your internet pipe.
     
  3. redsteven macrumors 6502a

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    My guess is that you're used to downloading movies that are a couple of hundred megabytes.... not blockbuster games that are many, many times larger :)

    Sounds like you're downloading ~800 kilobytes/second

    Nothing wrong with that – it's good
     
  4. xxplosive1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lol! You got me. I have the mid-level Verizon FiOS package, so I thought it would be pretty fast.

    And yeah, I've never downloaded a full game before so that's probably the main thing to consider as far as download times go. Thanks!
     
  5. Robbug macrumors member

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    To be more helpful, when downloading files from the app store I get around 800kb to 1.2mb/s download speeds. I have a 6mb/s pipe from comcast. This is all on a wireless n network. I don't see too much of a speed increase going wired. But ya when downloading >2GB or what not I usually try to do it when I go to bed or first thing in the morning.

    Edit: you can always check on www.dslreports.com and compare your results with others with your service. Even in your area if I recall correctly.
     
  6. xxplosive1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I definitely know now! I was all happy when I bought it thinking I was going to play in a few minutes. Didn't happen that way. Looks like I'll get my first crack at it tomorrow lol
     
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  8. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, your speed is actually pretty decent you're just downloading a large file. If it was saying 2+ hours for a 7MB file then you'd have a concern.
     

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