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How seriously does cable length affect USB 3.0 transfer speeds?

Recently I've been thinking of upgrading my computer with some USB 3.0 ports. However, the problem is my computer is some ways away from my desk so that would mean I would need a long cable, ...
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What is the actual speed of SATA 3?

Google says it is running at 6Gb/s. The throughput is at 600MB/s. 600MB/s equals 4.8Gb/s. Does this mean that the bandwidth is 6Gb/s but the actual throughput is 4.8Gb/s ?
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Does 1 Gbit/s port in full-duplex mean 1 Gbit/s send and 1 Gbit/s receive?

I'm figuring out the best router for me based on their performance. When you have a 1 Gbit/s port in full-duplex, does that mean you can send 1 Gbit/s and receive 1 Gbit/s at the same ...
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Highest effective transfer rate on SATA II

Assuming I have a SATA III SSD drive that has a throughput of >500 MB/s. What is a reasonable estimate of the effective throughput on a SATA II controller? I know that SATA II has 3.0 GBit/s ...
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Why would I get slower uploads on a Windows machine than my Mac?

I have a proprietary app, written in Java, that uploads files to a server via multiple HTTPS POST requests. There's a Mac version and a Windows version. On the Mac, we easily get 3-5mbps upload ...
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Calculate the throughput of a processor in bits per second

Let's say for example you have an 64-bit 3.2 GHz processor with 8 MB of Cache. What is the theoretical and practical throughput as it would write to RAM (assuming there are no RAM bottlenecks)? Thank ...