Print

Print


BIG M little b for bits.. file transfer displays 9 to 12 megaBytes

> On Oct 29, 2015, at 3:40 PM, Dan Brisson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> On 10/29/15 3:23 PM, Wesley Alan Wright wrote:
>> Old Mac laptop via 1Gbps ethernet shows 630 down, 446 Mb up.
> These numbers signify a healthy wired 1Gig connection to me.
>> 
>> Yet when I use same computer to upload a 35GB file via file transfer, I get only 70 to 90 Mbps
>> 
>> Where’s my other bits?
> Interesting.  Is that Mbps or MBps?  The latter would make more sense.  I don't know exactly what protocol filetransfer uses to transfer the file.  I'm assuming http/https and I don't know how efficient that is.  Since that server is on campus, I would expect the throughput to be very good, provided the protocol was able to fill the pipe up fast enough.
> 
> -dan