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How much time is 5gb of internet

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February 2, 2011 8:24:27 PM

Hello,
does anyone know?

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February 2, 2011 11:44:50 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Networking by Buwish
February 3, 2011 12:12:35 AM

Well it depends on what you're doing. If you're just browsing websites, it should last quite awhile. If you do a lot of downloading, it won't go very far at all. For example, a CD tends to be ~60-80MB, while an SD movie tends to be around 700MB. You can see how this could eat up data very quickly.

Again, if you're just browsing, I doubt you'd reach the limit within a month.
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February 4, 2011 12:36:12 AM

How long does it take to empty a 5 gallon bucket of water? The answer is similar for both questions.
February 4, 2011 4:16:37 PM

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A bucket of water takes a few seconds


You're pouring it too fast :lol: 
February 4, 2011 7:06:37 PM

Depends on the speed of the connection -- on my 12Mbs service it would take about 1 hour to download 5 gb. worth of data !!
February 4, 2011 7:44:39 PM

JDFan said:
Depends on the speed of the connection -- on my 12Mbs service it would take about 1 hour to download 5 gb. worth of data !!


That's assuming that you're downloading at 12Mbps (1.5MB/s) for a full hour though, which is pretty unlikely :D 
February 4, 2011 9:54:43 PM

I pay $45 a month for 12Mb\s downstream and 2Mb\s upstream (used to pay $55 for 18Mb\s down 2Mb\s up but never really needed that fast since most downloads never reached full speed due to the server it was coming from so cut back)

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That's assuming that you're downloading at 12Mbps (1.5MB/s) for a full hour though, which is pretty unlikely :D 


Actually I get really close to that a lot of times when downloading movies 700MB takes about 10 minutes usually. (though I guess that is about 4 - 4.5GB. per hour not 5 but still close)
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