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just 36$ a month? holly fuck....



 

 



NATO said:

So my home internet connection was recently upgraded from a 2gbit down 1gbit up connection via G-PON to a 10gbit down 2.5gbit up connection via XG-PON, while most servers and services don't really have the capacity to push data to me at rates even half that, when doing testing with distributed clients such as torrents, I've been able to hit speeds of 490mb/sec, with the remaining issue being bottlenecking of SATA ssd transfer rates.

To counteract this I recently installed a second SSD in raid0, which pushed the maximum up to roughly 770mb/sec which itself is hit and miss depending on the upstream bandwidth of seeds.

The technician who installed the line provided us with a 10G capable ONU router and two AS-SG10 pcie network cards which support the full 10G link, so the service from network straight to machine is full 10gbit capable, with no managed switch or bonding to worry about, but I digress, the speed is excessive to the point at which even with SSD in raid0, the transfer rates for storage are limiting its throughput.

Today I ordered an Intel 750 NVMe pcie SSD to overcome that and do some more testing!

But really, this line is insanity, asside from the amusement of doing speed tests and experimenting with download speeds, even if I work out the bottlenecks, it'll be (in base case scenario) downloading data at over 1gb/second, which, assuming PSN/XBL were capable of providing (which they are not) and the consoles connected to them had the ability to write at those speeds (they also do not), downloading games of around 60gb would take less than a minute.

It would seem then that the area in which PC's are falling behind in terms of mainstream is with the storage transfer speed, while it's possible to buy NVMe based storage solutions that remedy this, the mainstream still consists of SSD's which average a measily 400mb/sec read/write, with cheaper models being even less than that.

So my analysis of this has been that, while having your own 10Gbit line is fun, technology for mainstream computers is lagging behind the curve, and services that serve up data are also not up to the job of delivering content at such rates, in hindsight had there been a pricing difference between the 2Gbit connection I already had, and the new 10Gbit line, I'd likely have not bothered, because even on the 2gbit line it was rare a service would provide more than around 60mb/sec (which a decent 7200rpm mechanical hdd could handle).

That said though, you really cannot complain when the price of that unlimited, uncapped 10Gbit line is just $36 per month.

pffff.. $36 per month ? Dafug am I reading? I'm at around 100mbit/s for 50€ per month. I guess 200mbit/s is max on my street. But seriously, yes, there is no real demand for such kind of speed for normal customers unless you wanna run several clusters of servers for a cloud service.  



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NATO said:
bananaking21 said:
just 36$ a month? holly fuck....

it would normally be $60 a month, but they offered a discounted rate for people upgrading from the previous service :)

thats freaking epic man lol. and here i am happy with my 25mb fiber lol!



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Meanwhile I'm stuck with 10 Mbit. Just a Third World problem.



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Vor said:
Meanwhile I'm stuck with 10 Mbit. Just a Third World problem.

It's a first world problem as well. There are many regions in germany who doesn't even have 1 mbit/s afaik. 



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#envy, only got 1GB/s :( for ~20$ / month



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Peh said:
Vor said:
Meanwhile I'm stuck with 10 Mbit. Just a Third World problem.

It's a first world problem as well. There are many regions in germany who doesn't even have 1 mbit/s afaik. 

But still less common compared to here though. You can't expect the Internet to cover everywhere in the country., especially the countryside.



A handheld gamer only (for now).

2 "gbit" should be roughly 238.4 Megabytes per second as there are 8 bits in a byte.
10gbit should be 1,192 Megabytes per second.

The Samsung 950 Pro 512GB will sit at around 250 Megabytes per second with random writes, 650 Megabytes per second with sequential writes.
I would even opt for 4x of them in Raid.

The fact you are maxing out even fast SSD's is nuts.

You could load your rig up with a ton of Ram. 128GB of the stuff. Make a Ram drive. :P Then you won't have any bottlenecks.

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And here I am sitting with the fastest broadband available in my area... 5Mbps. For $100 a month. And that's first world. ;)



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