South Korea aims to make 1,000Mbps the standard by 2012

By Emil ยท 60 replies
Oct 17, 2010
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  1. the problem is, is your hardrive able to write on 128Mbps...?????
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    This whole issue is a bit silly for anything other than enterprise use. It really doesn't matter how fast you can download, for anything other than convenience purposes. If you're going to keep the garbage you down, you'll still need a place to put it. The novelty of buying a 1TB HDD once every other week, will wear off in a hurry.

    The home user can't watch that many movies, look at that much porn, or listen to that much music. So I guess you'd be doing it because you can. IMO, not much point to that.
  3. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    Its easy when you have that small of a territory, most U.S. States (at least in the west) make South Korea look like a county.
  4. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    Yeah, but with the South Korean population getting some 1 Gbps access, you would think that they are capable of upgrading their individual storages, aswell :)
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Yeah well, the guest that posted those "facts" about Hong Kong, did so seemingly in response to a post about Mexico. A couple of dozen cell towers would put a dent in covering that. I still don't know why, other than enterprise uses, that speed is needed. It's probably the luddite in me coming out.
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I like my fibre optic 50mb.... But that, now that would be seriously interesting!!!!

    I'm not even sure my SSD could handle the speed of that connection. Thats rather fast!
  7. download 700mb in 5 to 7 sec @.@'s really holy ****..
  8. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    Looks like "cloud" computing is not that far away after all.

    Netbooks playing crysis for all!! huzzah! :)
  9. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 555   +9

    saying hardrives are not that fast is not relevent, Do you people only have 1 PC???? I have 3 PCs and 3 lappys sharing a 1 meg line... How do you think I feel when I try play Halo or MAG when people are home!!!
  10. bugejakurt

    bugejakurt TS Booster Posts: 158   +15

    It ultimately depends on how much download is the SERVER you're downloading from willing to give you. Many servers are now limited to 8Mbps upload for each node to balance the download speed each node can download per second. Even if you are downloading from torrents you are limited to the upload speed of the number of seeds and peers.

    I think this download speed is only feasible for huge enterprise companies who are constantly receiving synced information from multiple branches and saving them on huge drives.
  11. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    lol @ RAM comments... I don't think you quite understand how RAM works.

    I thought Japan had the fastest average broadband speed at like 64mbps, or something similar, not South Korea.
  12. This is only partially correct.

    I can Raid 0 two 7200rpm drives and get writes speeds higher than 128mb's.

    10k raptors are also close to this in write speeds just under it.
  13. When was the last time you saw an option in your browser to store the download folder to ram?

    What you can do is create a ramdisc and use that to store data that is being downloaded.

    However all of that is not needed just setup a Raid 0 setup which can easily handle that write speed.
  14. While the numbers look great you have to remember the host on the other end has to be able to push this speed to you.

    And while that 1Gbps speed will be great locally in korea when you hit a hop that is outside of the country guess what your speeds will be.

    So forget about your Hard drives not being able to handle the write speed can the host you are connecting to send data to you that fast for most it will be no!

    So instead of worrying about if you car can handle the gas you need to figure out how you are going to get it first.
  15. Are they nuts??......... 1Gb/sec is crazzzzzzzyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I only get 512Kb!!!!!!!!!!!!! :O :O
  16. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    I have to agree with the guest comment about host speeds. I have 8mpbs cable internet right now (so I'm getting a max speed1 MB/s) but most places I d/l files from cap me at about 300 to 400 KB/s, at least for http d/l. gigabit internet is way over kill then.

    I rarely max out that 1 MB/s d/l speed.
  17. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I'd be surprised if most of the enthusiasts on this site only have one computer. ;)

    P.S. My first post on the forum with my recently won MSI X340 laptop btw! Thanks Techspot!
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    I gotta give you that one. With 1 gigabit download speeds. everybody in the house could download their favorite porn expeditiously and simultaneously. But then again, that would be "enterprise use", since it's the same thing that's being done at the office.
  19. For all those who worries about the hard disk speed; trust me it will be the standard to use SSD by 2012. We will only use traditional hard disks as a backup mechanism. By the end of this year itself SSD prices will be cut in half and by end of 2012, they will be comparable to traditional hard disk prices and capacities but with much higher speeds (even higher than what they are now. Probably SATA 4.0 at 12Gbps).
  20. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    That's a lot of very strong assumptions you've made in that paragraph alone.
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Really, the global totalitarian government predicted for 1984, has never come to pass either! Well, at least if you discount Google it hasn't.
  22. High speed, bi-directionally, makes things like backing up all the **** you've downloaded a feasible exercise. Even with Verizon's top-tier residential FiOS plan, it still takes a few days to do a full backup of my laptop's only partially full hard drive. If I wanted to back up (or restore) the mutli-TB worth of data I have on my NAS, we're looking at several weeks to accomplish (thankfully, BackBlaze offers the option of delivering a hard drive containing your restore-data).
  23. That is 20,000 56Kbps modems!
  24. Oh grow up, what kind of ADD does a person need to have to trade a 10mbps connection for a 1000mbps once, so that a 700mb movie, instead of finishing in ~10-15 minutes, finishes in 15 seconds. In 15 minutes, you can go to your microwave, make some popcorn, go to the toilet, and end up with a great movie that has just finished downloading.

    The only time I would trade my current connectinon for that one is if the prices are exactly the same. $5 more and I ain't touching that. Plus, it's a very sillly way to spent 30 billion USD.
  25. And here in South Africa most of us are still on dial up and 384kbs lines. :( Gimme the Gigabyte line!!!

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