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I just downloaded a large file (the KyngChaos PostgreSQL package, an 8.5MB file).

In Chrome, it was downloading at less than 1KB/sec, and said it would take over an hour to arrive.

When I tried downloading it through wget, it downloaded at 60KB/sec and was ready in under a minute.

This is clearly an issue with Chrome rather than with my internet connection (I was running the two simultaneously), so what's going on?

I'm using MacOS Lion and Chrome 19.0.1084.52.

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Did you perform repeated checks (not downloading simultaneously) and averaged the speed? Otherwise your hypothesis about Chrome being slower can't really be verified. – slhck May 25 '12 at 14:18
It's not a hypothesis, it's a problem report. – Richard May 25 '12 at 14:36
Well, have you really tried it more than once? One time with Chrome only, with wget only, not simultaneously? Does it happen even if you try it multiple times? – slhck May 25 '12 at 14:38
8.5MB is a large file...? – Anonymous May 25 '12 at 15:08
The scenario you're describing sounds completely bizarre, maybe a freak occurrence. Has it happened again? Is it reproducible? – Steve Bennett May 25 '12 at 15:32

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