Transfering a large file ... USB 1.1 or 100Mb Ethernet (various situations)
Posted on 2004-10-26
Say you have a file that is about 5GB or so.
Right now, I have the file on both a server and on a USB 1.1 'external' storage device.
Which one would you say would transfer the file FASTER .... the USB 1.1 external storage device (by using Windows XP and My Computer to Copy/Paste), or by sending the file over the network share to the PC by copy/paste?
Would it make a difference if it was USB 2.0 vs. 10Mb Ethernet?
What about when the 5GB file is a 'program file' and a program like GHOST uses the large file to IMPORT the data from the server or storage device into the PC? Does the software program make any differnce as to which format you would choose?
I know this was a question on USB vs. Ethernet, but does anyone know of a good 'calculator' program that will allow one to INPUT information in a 'bits', and then you can output the amount as Kb, KB, Mb, MB, or even GB if needed?
Thanks in advance!