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USB 2GB Flash drive $29.99 - Free Shipping

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Thumper, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug New Member

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    Cool. :tup:
     
  2. WonderSlug

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    You tested your cable modem speed eh? :)


    Download Speed = Total bandwidth speed from the Internet to your computer. 6176 kb/sec = 6 Megabits/sec = 768 KiloBytes/sec . This is very good.

    Upload Speed = Total Bandwidth Speed in transmitting data from your computer to whatever Internet site you are on. 358 kb/sec = 45 KiloBytes/sec. This is pretty good.

    Latency = the minimal amount of time it takes a packet of data to go from source to destination. Typically meaured in 'ping time'. 210 ms is average. It is usually different for each site you go to.

    Since you are sending/receiving about 5 packets of data per second (5 x 210 = 1050 ms = 1.05 seconds) from that site and are downloading about 768 KB/sec that means that each packet of data is about 154 KB in size.
     
  3. BFISA

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    This is the results on my laptop-

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  4. BFISA

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    This is the results after being scrubbed with lavasoft anti spyware, and Disk Cleaner and Disk Defrag-

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  5. WonderSlug

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    The latency has greatly improved.

    It seems something on your system may have affected your network performance.

    Latency times below 100 ms are very good. Latency times below 75 ms are extremely good. Latencies below 50 ms are excellent. Latencies below 25 ms are rare and usually occur only within an Intranet, not the Internet.
     
  6. BFISA

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    Threason I scrubbed it was cuz for some reason my internet connection went south. Even I can see the marked improvent after the scrub, and DC and Defrag.

    Sometimes I gettoo complacent and I takre Road Runner for granted. I gotta reming myselfta do the maintenance onna consistent basis.

    Thanx for everything, Slug!!:) :tup: :icon_toast:
     
  7. Boltjolt

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    I need one for your posts :lol:
     
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  9. turbo_turtle

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    Is this any good for my speeds.

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  10. Thumper

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    Very nice, especially the upload speed and low latency.
     
  11. Thumper

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    I tried a server close to me and one far away.

    Here's my results:

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  12. Trumpet_Man

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    Yup. :yes:
     
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  13. turbo_turtle

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    That is after I cleaned up everything I had. I cleaned up these things on my PC which are Disk cleanup, defrag, scandisk, virus scan, spyware/adware scan and including my 2 internet browser files Firefox and IE 7 and that is what my speed is afterwards.

    I think that my download speed is just a little slow.
     
  14. WonderSlug

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    Unless you are running an INternet server or plan on uploading a bunch of files a lot of times, any upload speed greater than 512 kb/sec is pretty much a waste for many users.

    I would see if there's any way your ISP can repartition the bandwidth such that you have 512 kbps upload, and take that extra 512 kbps and add it to your download speed.
     
  15. BFISA

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    Good onya, Bro!!:tup:

    Y'all've done some smart things on this site, Wabbit...that buy.com thingy is certainly oneuvum!!:) :tup: :bolt:
     
  16. turbo_turtle

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    I do a lot of uploads because of work I do for the business I am an employee of and do a lot of work at home.

    I can live with my downlaod speed it is just the very beginning that it lags. I have to wait about 3&1/2 to 4 minutes if the file is large, then after the first 8% of any downloaded filed that has been completed it becomes lightning fast like my beginning part of my name here says it is given a turbo charging then does not take that long at all to download any file of any size.

    I hope that this can help.
     
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    I compared priced just to make sure the Rabbit was not bullshiiting the crowd and he was right. That was the lowest price I could find on the net.

    I paid an additional $5.00 to get it within 3-5 business days.....I have to send back my old hard drive within the next few days and need this thing fast to copy my data.
     
  18. Thumper

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    Would I BS you man? If I knew of a better deal elsewhere, I'd let you know.
     
  19. BFISA

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    Yeah *Man*:icon_mrgreen: :lol: :icon_rofl:

    Still a Freakin Classsic!!:icon_eek: :lol: :icon_rofl: :bolt: :icon_toast:
     
  20. WonderSlug

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    Hmm.. Are you using your ISP's proxy?
     
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    I was just making sure you followed up on your threads pimping those ads.........They are by far the cheapest on the net....damn good linky !!!! :tup: :icon_toast:
     
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    I saw my cousing who works for Intel stick a flash card in my USB ports a few years ago and had no clue wtf this gizmo was and what it did.......these things are cool.

    I stress not having my data with me when on business/vacation and now I can carry one of these where ever I go.....right on....cool beans.......
     
  23. WonderSlug

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    Right now, 2 GB flash drives for $29.99 or less are typically special sale items around the holidays, at local places like Best Buy or Circuit City.
     
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    No **** ??? Wow....What holidays do you speak of....oh...labor day is coming up....
     
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    They had a similar sale for 4th of July weekend at Best Buy and Circuit City. Advertised in the Sunday paper circulars.

    2 GB USB Flash drives at that time for going for $29.99 after an "instant $30 rebate" off the $59.99 retail price.
     
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    One of the techs told me hard drives are now being replaced with these flash drives. No moving parts to screw up and no heat so they are solid.
     
  27. WonderSlug

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    In portable media players yeah. Plus, they consume less power, prolonging battery life.

    Although laptops will still have 40 to 80 GB hard drives.

    However, I think in the future, they may put the OS on a 4 GB flash memory chip for near instant booting and use like 1 GB on the hard drive for swap file.
     
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    From what I understood or at least the tech implied that these flash drives of the sizes you mentioned are now available.
     
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    They are. I expect by next summer, you'll see Windows Vista loaded laptops where Vista is fully loaded onto a 4 GB flash chip.

    The one main drawback of flash memory over laptop hard drives, is that they can only be written to several thousand times. So, data that is constantly changing, like a swap file, or your local Internet cache / mailbox, would quickly use up all the write cycles in a few weeks.

    That's why it makes sense to put the main OS on flash memory chip, because those files only get updated like once a week, so then it lasts about 3 or 4 years, which is typically the life of a laptop nowadays.
     
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    Hmmm...ok....interesting stuff....and technology.

    I did not know these things had a write life cycle......
     

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