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witeshark17
December 7th, 2010, 06:10 AM
In the next day or 2, my timing needs to be well planned; about how long is the download time assuming an ISP typical 3+ mgb/s average? Thanks

LowSky
December 7th, 2010, 06:14 AM

witeshark17
December 7th, 2010, 06:34 AM
its a 650 MB download... do the math Thank you! Just what i need to know! :popcorn::KS Oh, and the IRC #ubuntu-offtopic might need a look... or something..

treesurf
December 7th, 2010, 11:53 AM

Sean Moran
December 7th, 2010, 12:04 PM

If download speeds are 3Mb/s + then that's 180Mb/m, and 693.2 / 180 = 3.85 minutes or 3m 51.06s. Why not start the download, boil the kettle, make a coffee, and come back and open Brasero? :D

julio_cortez
December 7th, 2010, 12:28 PM
If download speeds are 3Mb/s + then that's 180Mb/m, and 693.2 / 180 = 3.85 minutes or 3m 51.06s. Why not start the download, boil the kettle, make a coffee, and come back and open Brasero? :D
Consider that connection speeds are quite always stated in megaBITS while CD size are in megaBYTES!! And, well, 1MB = 8Mb.. :P

With a 3Mbit/s I expect it to take little more than half an hour in my opinion (with the connection at full throttle of course, keep in mind that the 3Mb/s limit is theoretical and isn't always reached).

Sean Moran
December 7th, 2010, 01:15 PM
Consider that connection speeds are quite always stated in megaBITS while CD size are in megaBYTES!! And, well, 1MB = 8Mb.. :P

With a 3Mbit/s I expect it to take little more than half an hour in my opinion (with the connection at full throttle of course, keep in mind that the 3Mb/s limit is theoretical and isn't always reached).
Thanks for clearing that up Julio. I would have thought the same, but here where I average around 30 Kb/s (back in Australia for the next month), I've gotten used to a Live-CD .iso taking around seven hours to download. and so I was curious about this thread and did my sums:

30 Kb/s = 1800 Kb/m
1800/1.024 = 1.7578125 Mb/m
693.2/1.7578125 = 394.35378 minutes or around 6h 20m for Meerkat, which corresponds with the rough estimate of seven hours for a Live-CD .iso download that seems to be the norm at this pace.

So, the rates here on this download manager would seem to be working on bytes, rather than bits, but I stand corrected if the specified 3+ mgb/s is based on bits, rather than bytes.

julio_cortez
December 7th, 2010, 03:08 PM
Probably I'm not getting something here.. This is how I got my results:

3Mb/s -> 0,4MB/s circa.
700MB/0,4 -> 1750 seconds to get it complete.
1750/60 -> 29 minutes and a half circa.

Well I'm used to broadband speeds being measured in Mbit/s so I can be wrong here if it's actually in MByte/s..

But I back this up with my experience: 20Mb/s (which roughly runs at 12Mb/s stable) and 10.04.1 downloaded in something like 8 minutes and a half..

witeshark17
December 7th, 2010, 10:12 PM
Thanks everyone; this makes my planning much easier! :popcorn:

cgroza
December 7th, 2010, 10:15 PM
Why not just download the torrent, put it in deluge or whatever and check the countdown? It is easier than doing all the math and trying to figure out if it is MB or Mb.