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Understanding SAS Read/Write Speeds

I very often hear SAS hard drives referred to as "6Gb/S". However, when looking at actual specifications, the top benchmarks are in the 100s of MB/s. Right here, the spec for the Seagate Cheetah ...
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Is it possible upgrade my laptop so photorealistic virtual images take less time to render?

I use 'Virtual Worlds 3D design software' to render photorealistic images of bathroom & kitchen designs. On the settings I feel produce the best results for the client, it can take 20 - 30 mins ...
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Can I get some advice on my speed using wifi? [closed]

I have AT&T DSL and, as expected, the speed isn't the best. They made me pay a high price for a cheap router and modem (2in1). I've had the router for a few years. Lately, the speed has been ...
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Slow internal disc to disc file transfer speed

I ran the HDTune drive monitor while I was transfering about 80 GB of various sized files, most of which was running about 40 MB/s, but you can see where it spiked down to under 1 MB/s. ...
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What's the maximum typical speed possible with a USB2.0 drive?

I'm getting only 30MB/sec between my computer and a USB drive, despite the fact that USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/sec (or 60MB/sec) transfers. (Therefore, I'm only getting half the rated speed) Is there ...
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Log website internet connection speedometer in a output file [closed]

Any sugestions how can I log automatically and periodically the results of these two internet connection speed benchmark websites? (1)simet.nic.br and (2)brasilbandalarga.com.br/index.php/speedtest ...
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teamviewer display is slow to refresh

I'm using teamviewer from time to time to connect my portable computer with my desktop computer when I need to check on something (personal use). One of the main things I've been noticing is that it ...
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Extreme speeds from a hard drive that shouldn't be this fast?

I have a Seagate 7200rpm drive and for some reason ATTO Disk Benchmark concludes that this drive is around 220 MB/s read and write. Isn't this unrealistic for a drive of this kind? ATTO displays the ...
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Network kBit/s drops to 0 intermittently

I am streaming live video to a server on my PC, now and again the video stream would freeze. When looking at the output from nload the network speed seems to drop to 0kBit/s for a second and then ...
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SSD stays inactive during startup/shutdown

This morning I upgraded my laptop replacing the old 5400 rpm hdd with a new SSD (Kingston v300 480gb). Performance look good, both on benchmarks (crystal disk mark) than on personal feel. I'm ...
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Speed comparison between USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and SATA and Firewire

Which is fast, faster, fastest? I would appreciate a slowest to fastest list including USB 2.0, USB 3.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 and eSata.
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How can I get audio when I speed up playback of a DVD in Windows Media Player?

In Windows Media Player there's an option Enhancements->Play Speed Settings which lets you change the playback speed. When playing audio files (mp3 etc) it works fine and does pitch correction etc. ...
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New router, slower internet connection?

We just bought a new router a few hours ago, and it does work. However, for some reason the speed is just ridiculously slow (compared to before, at least)! If I run a test on speedtest.net I get the ...
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Ethernet is fast but wi-fi is slow?

I have noticed that when using wi-fi my internet slows down a good amount. When I plug an ethernet cable into my router, my download speed is about 25 mbps and upload is 26 mbps. However, when I ...
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What regulates Intel SpeedStep CPU throttling? Can I get some control of this on Windows7?

I’m trying to get a big virtual disk file compressed (using WinRar) before I go home today, but my CPU frequency keeps merrily going up and down between the nominal 2.8 GHz and a measly 800 MHz! The ...
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What does MB/s stand for in HDD access speed?

In relation to the hard drive access speed, what does MB/s stand for -- is it Mega Bit per second or Mega Bytes per second?
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Allocate more RAM to Chrome?

I have a lot of RAM on my computer, and recently allocated a bunch more to Firefox using this article: (http://smallbusiness.chron.com/set-ram-cache-firefox-41282.html) I'd like to now do the same ...
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Check website speed using Firebug

I was using the “Net” panel of Firebug to check my website speed. I have a timer on the server script and it only takes around 0.02 seconds, but dang is it slow to render the page (6 seconds). Then I ...
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Memory not performing as expected

This is probably a noob question but I really don't know why this is happening I bought the below parts recently ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 Motherboard HyperX Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) Memory Module 2133MHz ...
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Notebook internal WIFI slow vs external WIFI fast

My internet through my internal wifi (intel wireless-n 1030) on my laptop slowed down 2-3 weeks ago. I used to download 2 MB/s. Now it is 20KB/s and barely reaches 150KB/s. Youtube buffers sometimes ...
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Enabling wifi adapter causes slow laptop until reboot OR while AC adapter is plugged out

It's been a couple of weeks now that I feel that my pc is feeling slower than usual. Not just network related things but just about everything gets a delay (timings at the end of the post). It's like ...
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How to change playback speed steps in VLC Player?

I am using VLC player as my video and audio player on Ubuntu (14.04). In playback menu under speed item, I can choose Faster (fine) or Slower (fine) to speed up or down playback. But it changed speed ...
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How to pretend ip request [duplicate]

I have a 2Mbps broadband connection. My isp provides 2Mbps for all the websites, but provides 10Mbps for every Google owned service. I want to download a file, but make it seems like it's being ...
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Does number of programs installed on my pc affect its speed? [duplicate]

I have windows xp and it has started responding very slowly, so was thinking if the various software I've installed might be affecting its speed. PS: Even if I run one program/software at a time the ...
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Does the browser you use increase/decrease your download/internet speed?

I've read on here that download speed isn't affected by the browser you use, so can someone explain the below info for me? Having run a speed test on speedtest.net, you see that the results using ...
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Slow data transfer between two SATA III HDDs

Is 30 MBps (30 megabytes/sec) an acceptable data transfer speed for SATA III to SATA II copy? I'm copying data off one HDD into another. Both HDDs are Seagate ST3000DM001, one from 2012 and other ...
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Very slow router speeds [closed]

I have a ASUS RT-N16 router running the latest build of OpenWrt (OpenWrt Chaos Calmer r43801 / LuCI Master (git-14.359.33351-5e6c33e)). I've been experiencing some shoddy network performance, so I ...
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Speed up/slow down TilEm on Windows 8?

I have a program named TilEm, which is an emulator for Ti-84 graphing calculators and the like. The main issue that I am having is that there are only two speeds for the emulator: a regular graphing ...
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Which leads to faster browsing, an ad blocker or an edited hosts file?

I recently came across the MVPS hosts file and became fascinated with the concept of blocking ads upstream from your browser. I don't know much about how quickly adblockers work, nor how quickly the ...
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How important is the 4k speed test for real world applications, in a USB flash drive? [closed]

So I am evaluating which flash drive to buy, and at the moment I am considering some USB 3.0 drives, which has a similar sequential R/W value. The difference is that for the 512k test, the values are ...
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Why does my Internet slow to a crawl unless I reboot my router every few days?

A few weeks ago, I noticed that my Internet connection had slowed down to a crawl. I waited a few days hoping it would go away on its own, but it didn't get better. So I asked this question about how ...
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What takes the most time when Chrome starts? [closed]

What takes the most time when Chrome starts? I'm just curious on the technical reason behind it. I'm not looking for advice on how to speed it up Some guesses: Is it starting the V8 JavaScript ...
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What does “Irq14=4096” do in System.ini

I found the article "Increase Speed of Harddisk" and it says that you have to add the line Irq14=4096 after [386Enh] in the System.ini file to increase your hard disc speed. Many people have tested ...
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Why is file transfer speed decreased when copying multiple smaller files?

Let's say I'm copying a portable apps directory from PC to an external HDD. An application.exe file is around 4 megabytes in size, but most other files are only tens of kilobytes in size, and most of ...
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Is green WD too slow (for a normal home computer)? Would it have less than a 10 MB/s read/write speeds? [closed]

There's a very good deal on a 5TB green WD that I intend to catch. However I hear that green WDs might be slower than other drives. I know that the RPM speed for green drives are is mentioned and is ...
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TrueCrypt transfer to Drobo is very slow

Problem I'm getting very slow 2 MB/s transfer speeds. I have a computer with a 5.4k RPM spinning disk drive connected to the motherboard via SATA 1 then through USB 3.0 to a Drobo disk array also ...
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Standby-like feature - for individual applications in Windows?

Is it possible to temporarily freeze (pause, block) an application in Windows - so that it doesn't use processor at all and sit in the memory only - and unfreeze it later when you need it? I am ...
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Over gigabit connection, Teracopy does 31MB/s, but Windows 8 does it at ~109MB per second?

I got my brain-melting first taste of Gigabit networking today, between my 2011 MacMini and Windows 8 Pro desktop connected via Cat.5e to Linksys WRT320N(sporting dd-WRT). After making sure that the ...
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Best format for compression of large amount of small files

I tried to use .rar and I get a great rate of compression. However it take a lot of time to show the folder structure when I open the .rar file (tried different programs), it looks it is needed to ...
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Internet speed is 512 kbps but it gives only 60kbps speed

My internet speed is about 50-60 kbps but on company plan and there website it shows that Internet speed provided is 512 kbps can anyone explain this?
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USB 3.0 Flash Drive slower than USB 2.0

I have just bought a USB Stick (Flash Drive) from Philips. 32GB USB 3.0. I had some other problems with my USB 3.0 Installation but now this is resovled. My USB 3.0 hub is now a 7 Port USB 3.0 Metall ...
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How come my 7200 rpm external HD is slower than my 5400 rpm portable HD?

I have been reading and writing the same files on two external hard drives connected to the same computer, a 2011 MacBook Pro. I was expecting the 7200-rpm EHD to be faster than my 5400-rpm EHD, but ...
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USB-to-Parallel adapter rated as USB 1.1 - will its driver lower speed of USB 2.0 bus?

I need to connect a printer with a parallel port to a computer with only a USB 2.0 bus. I'd like to do so without lowering the USB 2.0 bus speed to USB 1.1. All the USB-to-Parallel adapter cable ...
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Can my laptop's model have internet speed restrictions?

So I just upgraded to 120 Mbps internet. It works fine on all of the devices on the network, I get up to 90-100 on most. However, even connected through an ethernet cable, this specific laptop keeps ...
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How can I tell if my FireWire port is 400 or 800? (Linux)

I know this sounds very similar to How do I tell if my firewire connection is running as 400 or 800?, but the difference is, I don't have a FireWire device yet. The whole reason I'm asking is that ...
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What is ideal internet speed for remote desktop connection?

My question and situation is similar to Recommended Connection Speed for Remote Desktop question but I need a little more info. I know that lag can be a factor in working on remote desktop. Lets ...
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CPU higher than maximum

Hi so I bought a new laptop with an Intel i7-4510U processor. Its max cpu it says is 2.0ghz(Which I thought was low). How is it running at +2.8ghz. Is this affecting its performance? Or is there some ...
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How to quickly type underscore?

I'm using gtk, and all the function names have many underscores. It gets annoying to type things like set_from_file and on_button_clicked, etc. Do you have any tips on how to type these more ...
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Is PCIe speed compatible with that of PCI

If I go in for a PCIe to PCI adaptor, will I be constrained by speed. PCIe provides a faster interface than PCI. How can I make them speed compatible
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Speed test download rate lower than one given by Windows

Windows is telling me that I am getting roughly 78mbps while Speedtest.net tells me I am getting only around 3-5mbps. My ISP, Comcast, gives me about 100mbps speed when wired. Can someone explain ...