Re: google fiber might have data caps in the future
said by MJB:What would their motivation be to do that? They're not earning money on this as it is, and caps would limit their ability to harvest data. That, of course, is the whole point of this project.
if google can't keep up with the costs (b.s) they might put a data cap on it.. only time will tell..
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said by Rey :^^^^^This
ATT DSL still offers 1.5MB download speed and 750KB upload speed, pathetic! Uverse isn't any better if you can get it in your area.
Is the reason for majority of my rants. Horrible speeds but forced to pay top dollar.
Re: Limiting factor = Harddrives
said by Malcolm :Even my green spindle hard drives read/write at faster than 90MB/s. This is nothing new. I easily get 95MB/s throughput when transferring files over my network to any of the thirty plus green hard drives I have in my unRAID servers. The WD green ones are slowest while my 5900 rpm drives go over 105MB/s and with a 7200rpm drive I can go over 110MB/s going to my cache drive on both my unRAID boxes. now if I go PC to PC between SSDs or between my RAid 0 setups I can easily get faster than those 7200rpm spindle drives.
As most of you are aware, 700mbps = 90mB/s which is beyond the write speed of virtually all spindle based harddrives on the market, and even first and second generation solid state drives. Then factor in that many of these tests were done with Flash plugins in their browser, and you have to speculate on how fast browser cache was being filled before it was allowed to write to disk.
The default cache for many torrent applications is 8mb and will cause disk errors on a piddly 100mbit connection. I thought I was hot shit when I ran into this and 100mbit was brand new.
The limiting factor here is more likely the end users hardware.
Stop freaking out. It's still a trial.
Even my drives ten years I could get close to 600Mb/s throughput over my gigabit network when I transferred my HD recordings. Now, Ten years later in 2012 the hard drives are much much faster. 90MB/s is easy to achieve from almost any spindle drive at 5400 rpm or greater.