Use Download Calculator to swiftly and easily calculate the estimated time to transfer or download files over a network or the internet. Download Calculator will instantly display the result on screen as you type, allowing you to very quickly obtain the answer you require. Download Calculator can also be used to calculate the time to transfer any amount of data over any medium, for example to an external hard disk or USB flash drive.
Use the Download Planner to calculate the required bandwidth or connection speed given a requirement to transfer a specific amount of data in a certain amount of time.
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File Transfer Time - Data Transfer Speed Calculator.
Use this calculator to estimate file upload, download or transfer speed. Actual download time calculator transfer speeds may be a bit slower than these times due to reasons described below.
Your actual transfer speeds will likely be a bit slower than the calculator shows. Why? Because on a normal Internet connection your transfer speed is decreased by: The quality of the line and your connection to download time calculator the the Internet specifically you can read up on the influence of latency and jitter. There's certain amount of your bandwidth used by your modem and ISP in just in keeping the line open! This download time calculator background use known as "physical signaling overhead" isn't available to you during your transfer. For example, the advertised transfer speed of a T1 line is 1,536 Kbps however 192 Kbps is usually tied up in the T1 line signaling protocol so the best you'll ever get is 1,344 Kbps. As a computer myself, let me express my condolences at your loss of bandwidth. But wait, there's more background use! There's Layer 4 transport and transmission protocol maintainence/overhead. Amazingly, these below processes can eat up to 10% of your transfer speed. Handshaking negotiation procedures between you and the place you are transferring the file such as "slow start" described technically in RFC 2001. TCP overhead, error checking and sending of protocol header( e.g. Each IPv4 header is 160 bits, each UDP header is 64 bits, etc.) Here's some common download and upload transfer times: How long does it take to download a DVD? A full DVD is usually 4.7 gigabytes. Over a 768 Kbps DSL line it would take 14 Hours 36 Minutes 8.61 Seconds and over a home 100 Mbps network the fastest it would ever go from computer-to-computer would be 7 Minutes 16.27 Seconds. How long