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I have a Macbook Pro (wirelessly connected to the Internet) and a G5 tower (connected via ethernet). The MBP wirelessly backs up to an external drive on the G5 tower. I would like to know how fast the data transfer is between the MBP and the G5. How do I go about doing this?

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Try to copy a large file, eg. movie, between Macbook Pro and G5, and then measure the speed, should be in range of 5 to 10 megabyte per second, if your router supports 802.11n standard.

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How do I measure the speed? – daviesgeek Aug 21 '11 at 19:48
The simplest way is to make notion of how many seconds it took to copy the a file, check the file size and then divide the number of megabytes by number of seconds. – Alex Aug 22 '11 at 17:44

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