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Standard User mr_mojo
(knowledge is power) Mon 10-Mar-14 15:22:14
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1gigabit


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So finally have 1gigabit symmetrical up and running.

Main problems I have noticed:

1) My (admittedly, cheapo 5400rpm) hard drives struggle to keep up with downloads (especially torrents which are more random writes than a sequential download). SSD is fine though, but considering you can fill a 250GB SSD in about half an hour on this connection, I don't have pockets big enough to change all my disk storage to SSD.

2) Wifi is way off. I'm not using the hyperhub wifi (which is rubbish and only 2.4GHz) but instead a 450mbit/sec 802.11n 5GHz router. Even right next to the router, it maxes out at less than 200mbit/sec

Overall, it's a bit pointless past 100meg at the moment. Most sites can't keep up with it and my own hardware is the big bottleneck. I think BT with FTTC and vectoring is going to be enough for now.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 10-Mar-14 15:26:46
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Re: 1gigabit


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If you use 5GHz and a mixture of Ethernet devices then you may find you using the bandwidth, but the big advantage would be that you can download/upload lots and not impact your latency.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User flipdee
(member) Mon 10-Mar-14 15:35:51
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Just wait until you discover the alternative to torrents. wink


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Standard User Brookzy
(member) Mon 10-Mar-14 15:41:33
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Re: 1gigabit


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Wow. That's awesome. I think in anything when your own hardware is the limitation, you're on something good haha.

Does the limited read/write speed mean inaccurate speedtest.net and TBB test results?

plusnet FTTC (52/13)
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 10-Mar-14 15:47:08
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None of our testers require read or write to the hard drive in terms of measuring download and upload speeds.

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Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 10-Mar-14 15:55:11
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Where's the TBB speed test?

Standard User mr_mojo
(knowledge is power) Mon 10-Mar-14 16:33:55
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http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...

Seems to be that Chrome maxes out a CPU core on that test result, which may be causing it to peak at 500meg. Not sure.
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(staff) Mon 10-Mar-14 17:30:22
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Should also try http://labs.thinkbroadband.com/ispa

A different way of testing that removes flash issues

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Standard User mr_mojo
(knowledge is power) Mon 10-Mar-14 18:03:38
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http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
Standard User fiddler
(member) Mon 10-Mar-14 18:59:33
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That's about x200 faster than my connection frown

Regards,

Rob
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