I've recently upgraded my connection to 50 Mb/s and want to download a very large file from a very fast server. I don't care what's in the file. I've clocked my download at 62 Mb/s, but haven't been able to find a decent download test site. Everything I've found is either too small for an accurate test (i.e. finished before it reaches top speed) or seems to be choking because I can increase my speed by downloading multiple files at once. My ISP throttles BitTorrent, so that's right out.
Where can I find a nice big file (1GB+) on a nice fast server and transfer via FTP or HTTP?
Answer by Seb · Oct 30, 2010 at 09:50 PM
I'd suggest using FlashGet (or some other downloader) to download FreeBSD (or some other large file) using multiple mirrors. I've found that most local ISPs around my area host FreeBSD. I have little doubt yours would, too. If not, there are hundreds of mirrors distributed around the world that you can use simultaneously.
Answer by r0bErT4u · Oct 30, 2010 at 10:08 PM
GREAT! 50Mb/s!! Is that FIOS?!?
would go to Microsoft's Downloads site (1st link below), then find a large file to download. I've also included some other links related to speed testing. Enjoy* =0p...
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