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?
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.
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)
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/
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
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.
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