Taking 12-20 hours to download?!!?!

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  1. Stoutman11 macrumors member

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    I have a fast broadband (time warner road runner) connection and when i check my download it is estimating on avg 18 hours to Download?? WTH?? WHat is wrong and how can this be? by this rate i will have it tomorrow after work.

    Any help? Thanks

    oh and btw i have a late 2007 macbook. 2.0ghz processor 250hd and 4 gb of ram with nothing else running besides safari
     
  2. Elven macrumors 6502a

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    Servers could be under massive load as people are in "must have" mode ;)
     
  3. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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    Welcome to my world. This is how my downloads are 24/7 :) I'm just glad it'll be done by tomorrow. Some downloads take me multiple days!

    But as Elven said, it's likely due to the demand.
     
  4. Stoutman11 thread starter macrumors member

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    well 4 hours later i am back from tennis and dinner and its on 12 hours! no way 3-4gb file should take this long!
     
  5. elvineet macrumors member

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    Same story here. Looking at anywhere from 6 hrs to 19 hrs estimated time. That's after completing 1.36GB :mad:
     
  6. paid4c4 macrumors newbie

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    I don't feel so bad about 5.5 hours today for a download time.
    Bill
     
  7. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    All I know is that it took me less than 8 hours. I started it when I went to work this morning and it was ready to install when I came home.
     
  8. TheGdog macrumors 6502

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    WOW! I managed to download it in 1 hour & 30 minutes on my 1Megabyte connection. Not sure how that happened.
     
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  10. DJRiful macrumors newbie

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    I managed to download it for 2.5 hours via my iPhone 4 tethering 6GB Data plan lol!
     
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  12. Kyle4 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2 MBps connection and somehow it downloaded in 26 minutes on both the iMac and MBP. 18 hours seems like a ridiculously long time.
     
  13. wywern209, Jul 20, 2011
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    wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    i had mine download in like 1hr 30-45 mins . i have a near 1 MBPS connection.

    EDIT: OP i would post your actual connection speed by going to speedtest.net and doing a speed test. if it isn't up to par for the speed you're paying for, then i would give TWC a call to see what is up. if it is up to par with your advertised speed, then i guess your speed isn't as fast as you though. ;)
    EDIT2: op, i did some calculations, even conservative estimates state that i was pulling down at least .6MB/second. for it to take 20 hrs for you would indicate that your speed is about .4mb/s. not .4MB/s but .4mbps which is only about 10x faster than dial up which isn't saying much when downloading like 3.8GB.
     
  14. njvan macrumors member

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    My download only took 45 minutes. 12-20 hours sounds way off.
     

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