jfitzpatrick — 2014-02-13T12:34:10-05:00 — #1
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?
nsdcars5 — 2014-02-14T04:54:39-05:00 — #2
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.
bobro — 2014-02-14T06:18:48-05:00 — #3
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)
jfitzpatrick — 2014-02-14T12:30:28-05:00 — #4
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/
robotsneedhugs2 — 2014-02-14T14:09:02-05:00 — #5
localhost — 2014-02-14T17:13:25-05:00 — #6
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
bobro — 2014-02-17T04:21:50-05:00 — #7
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.
jfitzpatrick — 2014-02-23T12:34:23-05:00 — #8
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