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cjsmontesa
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Why is that I can stream in 4K but downloading a 1.5 gig file takes about 4 hours to complete

So, I just tried downloading the ISO for Elementary OS which is a 1.5 gig file. Now, when I try to download it via Chrome or Firefox, the download speed is about 90kbps but when I downloaded it via the magnet link (utorrent) I was able to able to download the file well under 10 minutes. What's going on? Browsing is fast and streaming is fast (4k fast). And speed test shows a download speed of about 70 Mbps. What's going on? 

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Re: Why is that I can stream in 4K but downloading a 1.5 gig file takes about 4 hours to complete

Besides the speed of your connection, your speed depends on how fast the server will send the file.  When you get a torrent, you are getting pieces from lots of servers at once.


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