I always found that speed tests reported (multiples of) bits per second, to align with connection speeds, and file transfer programs displayed multiples of Bytes per second to align with the size of the file being transferred.
In the first case the user wants to know how the speed compares with the expected, and in the second they want to know how long the job is going to take.
The only real exception being when the time to download multi-megabyte files is used to assess real life speed. People doing that are expected to know they need to allow for the 1000 v 1024 difference.
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Edited by RobertoS (Mon 13-Jul-20 19:43:02)