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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
Are you being facetious? How does the storage medium on the other end know to send anything in the first place?

Here's a simplified version: The two devices communicate info in packets, with the OS on either end determining what needs to be sent/needs to be stored. The source is communicating to your computer what packets it's sending/sent, and your computer (you can call it your OS if you'd like) is constantly communicating back to the source what packets it received, and the source then sends more packets. It's like a give-take relationship. The source will only give when the client says it's ready to accept more. The OS knows when the hard drive has successfully written data to the drive, hence it knows when to ask for/receive new packets of info.

This is a very crude but accurate enough of an explanation that hopefully illustrates that while the hard drive doesn't "tell" the other end what it can do, it's still determining the absolute speed attainable (if the hard drive is the limiting factor).
Yes, my first question was rather facetious, however, that was exactly what I wanted to know.
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TCP. The server has to wait to receive confirmation that the other computer received the packet of data before sending more data. Transfer speeds are only as good as the weakest link.
As above. Cheers.
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Come to LA now!
    
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Yes! This company is HQ'd in my city, and I use them at home(albeit slow DSL)...hopefully this rolls out to my hood =P
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Although I am happy with 35/35 and 0ms ping from FIOS.
A little competition couldnt hurt...
come on down to Texas...
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This is how all internet companies should be. It sickens me how bad the internet is still. I hope they go national and actually spark up some competition.
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sonic.net must come to SoCal LA NOW gODAMNTISDFASDFjasdkf !!!
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Why not the more populated areas?
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I pay $55 for 6mbps down / .4mbps up as well as a 150GB cap. I reallllllyyyy want this.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/13/s...n-ca/#comments

Go sonic! Now come to the East coast! Screw Comcast! They need to rot in hell. Local/smaller carriers always win
Then get swallowed up by bigger corporations or turn into them, then ATT merges with them.
Edited by redfroth - 6/15/11 at 2:55pm
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I want at least a 100mbps connection here in Melbourne, Florida!
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