World's fastest Internet arrives in Tokyo: 2Gbps for $50/mo

By Rick
Apr 17, 2013
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  1. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 942   +42

    To everyone talking about how very fast connections wasted on anything other than SSD drives... you're not looking at the big picture. The advantage is not the maximum transfer rate, but being able to provide to more devices with more bandwidth per device.

    My home has three desktop computers connected to a 25Mbps connection, and lets say they are all downloading a large file. In an ideal scenario, that bandwidth would be split three ways, a little over 8Mbps or 1MBps. Now, say I had a 100Mbps connection, then I'd have 33Mbps to each computer, or 4MBps. Now scale to 2Gbps. That's 666mbps or 83MBps between the three. I could dig that.

    Now, not everyone has three desktop computers, but the more bandwidth you have, the lower possibility of one device adversely affecting the connectivity of another.
  2. Here in Macau I pay for 33USD per month for a 15Mbps download and 1Mbps upload connection. Fiber is available but the coverage is still very limited, the entry connection of fiber costs 40USD per month for 50Mbps download and upload, and the minimum installation cost is 75USD, it may sounds attractive but the users who have fiber installed said they cannot reach the speed as advertised.
  3. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,134   +172

    I am talking LANs.
  4. BlueberryRoms

    BlueberryRoms Newcomer, in training

    my hard drive is 6 gb/sec and the whole pc boots in 3 seconds (after POST) from powered off... get up to date !
  5. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 530   +76

    Lmao sure bud.

    I will let someone else point out the errors in your post big difference between Gbps and GB/sec.

    And there is no way in hell your hard will boot windows in 3 seconds from a cold boot.

    Even a 15k SAS drive isn't that fast.

    The guy you quoted is up to date the problem is you don't know what your talking about!
  6. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,134   +172

    It may be connected to SATA 3 I.e. connected to a 6gbps interface but it certainly won't come close to saturating that (I.e. actually using all the available bandwidth).

    SSD sequential read/writes have done that for a few generations however.
  7. Vendor: Intel
    Product: 6 Series Chipset
    Link Speed: 6 Gigabit
    Negotiated Link Speed: 6 Gigabit
    Description: AHCI Version 1.30 Supported
    (my ssd drive above )

    my reg sata below
    Vendor: Intel
    Product: 6 Series Chipset
    Link Speed: 6 Gigabit
    Negotiated Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
    Description: AHCI Version 1.30 Supported

    just sayin
  8. "And there is no way in hell your hard will boot windows in 3 seconds from a cold boot.
    Even a 15k SAS drive isn't that fast.
    The guy you quoted is up to date the problem is you don't know what your talking about!" Lionvibez

    haha maybe you should troll somewhere else
    im obviously not the only one

    I wasnt even talking about windows.. I thought this was a real discussion.
    You dont know what you are talking about.. lol windows .. get real.
    bbos
  9. 4mb only

    4mb only Newcomer, in training

    When it will come to other countrys (im from Serbia will it come there and when)?


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