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    Quote Originally Posted by StrawberryClock View Post
    Old school SATA hard-drives write at 3gbs or so per second, and I've never seen my overheated/cheap one not write above 1gb.

    Flash hard-drives are the way of the future anyways and they are much faster than SATAs.
    what is 1 gbps already? like 100 mo? my sata HDD seems saturated at 10-15 mo/s

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrawberryClock View Post
    Old school SATA hard-drives write at 3gbs or so per second, and I've never seen my overheated/cheap one not write above 1gb.

    Flash hard-drives are the way of the future anyways and they are much faster than SATAs.
    You're incredibly wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kay Rica View Post
    A gigabit is only equal to 125 megabytes btw. Its weird how they use different measures for internet and computers.

    A flash drive can write at between 100-500 megabytes per second, meaning at most 4 gigabits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrawberryClock View Post
    A gigabit is only equal to 125 megabytes btw. Its weird how they use different measures for internet and computers.

    A flash drive can write at between 100-500 megabytes per second, meaning at most 4 gigabits.

    128 megabytes, but yea. Also, it's not different measures for internet/computers...it's just...a different measurement. Like inches and centimeters.

    Sata II drives write anywhere from like 15-75mb , which is a complete guestimated ballpark. Whereas SSDs of course can get 100-500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iza View Post
    It sounds amazing. Too bad it's only in one city, and will probably take years to expand to other US cities, let alone Canada.
    It's already in canada trough Bel Canada.

    I know bel has had some massive hiring campaign and is currently doing fiber in SOME area (I don't know which). Sooner or later everyone will move from copper to fiber.

    The thing with Bel right now is they don't have the hardware to go insane speed, but they're already investing in fiber lines and every new client in the specific areas are getting their fiber lines done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooah View Post
    It's already in canada trough Bel Canada.

    I know bel has had some massive hiring campaign and is currently doing fiber in SOME area (I don't know which). Sooner or later everyone will move from copper to fiber.

    The thing with Bel right now is they don't have the hardware to go insane speed, but they're already investing in fiber lines and every new client in the specific areas are getting their fiber lines done.
    There's fiber, and then there's Google Fiber. Most fiber optic lines aren't much higher than 20-40 Mbps. This one's 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarithas View Post
    There's fiber, and then there's Google Fiber. Most fiber optic lines aren't much higher than 20-40 Mbps. This one's 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps).
    Oh really? I thought he meant google fiber as in, go google "fiber" lool.
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    It's not overkill for streaming blue-ray quality videos, or downloading them.

    same with some games that are 20 GBs or more.

    Also, more importantly, latency could be drastically reduced.


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    I get so mad everytime I read about this. I got everyone I know to sign the petition to bring google fiber to KC a few years ago. And then right after I move away they choose KC to pilot it

    I know why they chose KC tho, there is literally ZERO competition for internet in KC. Time warner is the only tv and internet provider in the majority of the city.
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    Don't they already have fiber-optic internet companies? I was looking at one in my area and I don't believe speeds even remotely reached what you were mentioning. I guess just advances within it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kay Rica View Post
    Well, you know, not to be a downer, but your hard drive can't even write that fast.
    but it most likely will be able to by the time this is available to the majority of the us

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    Wait, what? You Americans are actually astonished by 1000? We've had it here for over a year, and I know a neighbouring city who had it around 2-3 years ago (experimental stages though, so only those that lived in appartments owned by a certain company could get it). It's expensive though so I'm more than pleased with my 100/100. And there's no cap on how much you can download/upload.
    Also worth mentioning that I live in the northern parts of Sweden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Science Guy View Post
    Haha, I actually agree with him about it being overkill, at least with regards for personal computers and networks. Could have a big impact on large corporations - like Google lol.. But hell, it would be damn incredible to have personal access to that speed. I couldn't believe it when I was reading it, these constant technology advances just astound me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooah View Post
    It's already in canada trough Bel Canada.

    I know bel has had some massive hiring campaign and is currently doing fiber in SOME area (I don't know which). Sooner or later everyone will move from copper to fiber.

    The thing with Bel right now is they don't have the hardware to go insane speed, but they're already investing in fiber lines and every new client in the specific areas are getting their fiber lines done.
    Problem with Bell (and all the major ISPs) is the monthly bandwidth is pitiful. On their fibe plan you can burn through the whole month's bandwidth in a few hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Bulleteus View Post
    isnt it a bit overkill? i have 40mb/s and get everything i want almost instantly

    i dont remember i had to download anything more that 5 mins

    Nope. You're thinking inside the box.


    You need to understand and consider how things evolve and change.

    Nothing is truly instant on the internet, and until it is.. we'll keep advancing towards it.


    Unless ofcourse Google have some hidden agenda where they plan on using peoples computers without them knowing and they need the bandwidth
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