#1 By: Jason Fitzpatrick, February 13th, 2014 12:34
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/181878/ask-htg-how-much-could-i-download-if-i-maxed-my-internet-connection-for-a-month/
You’ve probably never even attempted it, but wouldn’t it be a fun experiment? How much could you download from the Internet if you put the pedal down and maxed out your connection for an entire month?
#2 By: Naman Sood, February 14th, 2014 04:54
Before I read the article, I did some quick math; I'd download 324000 MB per month, or 316.40625 GB. Little less compared to your ten terabytes, but my ISP has no objection as to how much I can download; the only limit is speed.
#3 By: Bob D, February 14th, 2014 06:18
but things like speed test are burst test, where sustained tests the speed of download seems to drop and settle down a lot lower... I know on my 20mbps connection speed test would report 20mbps every time, but when I did a sustained test it levelled out at about 3mbps... (the test I was doing was to see if I would be ok for OnLive)
#4 By: Jason Fitzpatrick, February 14th, 2014 12:30
Actually those numbers check out pretty well. The speed test gives you your speed in megabits and your download speed, as you see it in your web browser/torrent client/etc. is displayed in megabytes. 20 megabits = 2.5 megabytes.
Check out our article on the subject here: http://www.howtogeek.com/181879/ask-htg-why-is-my-download-speed-slower-than-the-internet-i-pay-for/
#5 By: Tyler Slocum, February 14th, 2014 14:09
#6 By: localhost, February 14th, 2014 17:13
I feel relatively spoiled with a pretty good 50Mbps line. Then I remember the absolutely puny 400GB data cap... IOW: My monthly data cap can be used up in under 18 hours. FWIW, I've hit about 600GB once and my ISP hasn't said a word.
I rent a couple seedboxes, and I haven't looked back since. Multiple terabytes a month feels great
#7 By: Bob D, February 17th, 2014 04:21
oh I see, fair point... the sustained test was a thing like speedtest but I guess what was happening is as you said was a big download in the back and maybe I didn't notice it was saying MBps not mbps.
#8 By: Jason Fitzpatrick, February 23rd, 2014 12:34
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