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Nov 27, 2000, 01:04 AM
 
It takes more than a minute to transfer 100k to iTools over my DSL modem. This makes it almost useless. Does anyone else see these insanly slow speeds?
     
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Nov 27, 2000, 11:39 AM
 
I, too, experience very slow speeds with my cable modem. Sometimes it's zippy; sometimes it's too slow for my liking. It makes me wish I hadn't paid for the extra storage space. =(
     
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Nov 28, 2000, 03:28 AM
 
I don't find it very fast either (cable). I mainly use it for daily backup of a few files, but I find it exteremely slow at connecting/updating windows.
     
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Nov 28, 2000, 09:00 AM
 
"It takes more than a minute to transfer 100k to iTools over my DSL modem. This makes it almost useless. Does anyone else see these insanly slow speeds?"


Yes. I think the DL speed from the mac.com servers must be "choked" (or whatever the IT expression is) to something like a maximum speed for 56k modem.

Where I work in the UK we have a leased line which must be at least 128K, I have often used iDisk as a test area and have never ever seen an UL or DL speed in excess of 6kbits (usually 3-4)...

...which is pretty rubbish really -- in my experience most free web hosting will get you at least ISDN/ADSL friendly speeds...

And when you consider that Apple want to promote DV/iMovie/QT streaming etc., it starts to look a bit counter-productive really...
     
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Nov 28, 2000, 08:56 PM
 
Slow as hell for me.

iMac 350/1.5 MBPS cable line

Thank god I didn't buy extra space!

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Nov 28, 2000, 10:21 PM
 
Originally posted by wulf:
[B]"It takes more than a minute to transfer 100k to iTools over my DSL modem. This makes it almost useless. Does anyone else see these insanly slow speeds?"


Yes. I think the DL speed from the mac.com servers must be "choked" (or whatever the IT expression is) to something like a maximum speed for 56k modem.
B]
I think the correct term might be throttled


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