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FreshJive787

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wow, how did this happen
« on: 13 Dec 2005, 13:52 »

how did my connection peak at this speed and then stay at a steady transfer speed of 8,000 - 10,000 kb/s

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Sideways

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wow, how did this happen
« Reply #1 on: 13 Dec 2005, 14:02 »

You have teh ubar internet ghosts!

Or that's photoshopped.
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FaultyGluestick

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« Reply #2 on: 13 Dec 2005, 14:19 »

Oh, that's happened to me before, but usually after my computer is formatted and reinstalled.
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Sideways

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« Reply #3 on: 13 Dec 2005, 14:20 »

How do you reinstall a computer?

Well... I did take my tower out of it's spot in my desk... then put it back later... is that like reinstalling a computer?
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Bunnyman

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« Reply #4 on: 13 Dec 2005, 21:58 »

Oh, I had a 3,750 (and rapidly rising) k/s data rate once.  It was AWESOME.
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surgerydrugsnrocknroll

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« Reply #5 on: 13 Dec 2005, 23:17 »

i think my downloading high-score was about 400 kilobytes per second..
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FaultyGluestick

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« Reply #6 on: 13 Dec 2005, 23:56 »

Quote from: Sideways
How do you reinstall a computer?

Well... I did take my tower out of it's spot in my desk... then put it back later... is that like reinstalling a computer?


Sorry that I didn't clarify, but I meant reinstalling the OS.

These occurrences only seem to work with Firefox.
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Re: wow, how did this happen
« Reply #7 on: 14 Dec 2005, 02:17 »

Quote from: FreshJive787
how did my connection peak at this speed and then stay at a steady transfer speed of 8,000 - 10,000 kb/s



had you attempted to download it earlier but cancelled it for some reason?  it may have stored a .part file on the hdd and resumed it later, which would give you a bogus reading on the download speed.
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daviesmatt

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« Reply #8 on: 14 Dec 2005, 04:37 »

Holy wow, I consider myself lucky when I'm downloading at 10kbps
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SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #9 on: 14 Dec 2005, 04:46 »

Est's idea is a possible option.
It could also just be a Firefox fuck up, most browsers do that from time to time, thanks inconsistencies in network traffic, among other things.
Fact is: That speed is fake, it can't be real. Your harddisk doesn't even have that kind of data transfer rate.
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ramenXnoodles

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« Reply #10 on: 14 Dec 2005, 06:35 »

Not to mention Fileplanet has a transfer rate cap.
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nihilist

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« Reply #11 on: 14 Dec 2005, 12:47 »

FP only caps you if you're doing the free lineup.  If you pay for their service, the sky is the limit.  I generally get a steady 1.25MB/s from them.

Max download?  I dunno.  At home, about 750k/s.  (Pitiful.)  At work, less.  Silly oversaturated bank.
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FreshJive787

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« Reply #12 on: 14 Dec 2005, 13:02 »

i had left my computer in the waiting que, when i came back it asked me where i wanted to save it, perhaps it had started downloading but didnt have a destination? i dont know is that possible?
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SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #13 on: 14 Dec 2005, 13:10 »

Yes. I think Firefox does that as well, I know for a fact Opera does it.
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« Reply #14 on: 14 Dec 2005, 13:22 »

firefox does that.


that's what happened fresh.
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« Reply #15 on: 14 Dec 2005, 23:08 »

ok thanks
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« Reply #16 on: 14 Dec 2005, 23:55 »

Quote from: SpacemanSpiff

Fact is: That speed is fake, it can't be real. Your harddisk doesn't even have that kind of data transfer rate.

It's perfectly possible, any SATA drive should be able to pull that read/write speed with few issues. As for the download speed, ir's not that far off. I myself have reached 3 mb/s on my cruddy Earthlink DSL from the valve servers.
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SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #17 on: 15 Dec 2005, 02:40 »

Quote from: Dal
It's perfectly possible, any SATA drive should be able to pull that read/write speed with few issues. As for the download speed, ir's not that far off. I myself have reached 3 mb/s on my cruddy Earthlink DSL from the valve servers.

If you're talking raw transfer rate, sure. 150mb/s with SATA 2, if I remember correctly. But the problem here is: This isn't raw transfer rate, and the actual rate never really surpasses 70mb/s.
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« Reply #18 on: 15 Dec 2005, 08:37 »

Yes, the 150MB/s (or 300 in the case of SATA-II) are purely theoretical.  To even start hitting 80+MB/s one has to be running a RAID array with a few disks in it, with a controller capable of talking to a bunch of disks at once.

However, 12mb/s can be easily done.  16x DVD burners operate in that land.
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SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #19 on: 19 Dec 2005, 17:51 »

Heh, for some reason, that read 120mb/s in my head though and that led to the conclusion that this definitely wasn't possible.

Edit: Wait. The image does claim 129mb/s. (Well, actually a bit less, conversion and shit, but yeah)
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