VPS and harddrive speed

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  1. lmaestro

    lmaestro Power Member

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    Im planning to use my vps speed and download torrents. Once the file is downloaded, I want to transfer them to my external harddrive. The speed of transferring is dependent on my external harddrive writing speed right? Presumably usb 3.0 is the fastest transfer?
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  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Unless you believe that the data from the vps will magically teleport to your pc, the bottleneck is your home connection to the vps 's datacenter - which is always lower than the speed of any hard-drive that 's not 20 years old. :)
     
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    Scripteen Elite Member

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    If you have the file on your pc/laptop and moving it to external drive then yeah usb 3.0 is highly recommended. But with a single movie 1-4gb file then the hard disk speed is not the main issue but your internet connection.