1. CasioWat's Avatar
    Was just wondering what the actual transfer speed of a file is for the playbook? The ipads meant to be 420mbps but could find a similar figure on the playbook. cheers
    12-30-12 09:33 AM
  2. thecsman's Avatar
    Was just wondering what the actual transfer speed of a file is for the playbook? The ipads meant to be 420mbps but could find a similar figure on the playbook. cheers
    I doubt the ipad can pull 420mbps (that's about 50 megabytes per second over wifi, a laptop can't even get 100mbps over wifi, not even tablets with LTE).

    The PlayBook connection speed is 65Mbps over 802.11n. But in practice we get about 20Mbps (2.5MB/sec).
    12-30-12 11:51 AM
  3. DrBoomBotz's Avatar
    I agree with all points made by thescman

    I just made a copy of a video using ghost commander

    Copying a 361 Megabyte file to 130 seconds = 2.776923077 Megabytes per second
    Since we read it and wrote it to the same media multiply by two = 5.553846154 Megabytes per second.
    Which is in the ball park of the theoretical maximum for WiFi but is an order of magnitude below the speed of USB2.

    File transfers over USB2 shows similar results to the above so I doubt the application is the bottle neck.
    12-30-12 01:10 PM
  4. CasioWat's Avatar
    sorry i was wondering about the transfer speed when you connect it to the computer no wi-fi / download... I think thats what the ipad one was representing but i can't remember now!
    12-30-12 02:21 PM
  5. thecsman's Avatar
    As far as I remember, the ipad cannot become a mass storage device, as it only syncs with the itunes software.

    The data transfer rate of a PlayBook mounted as a USB device is about 5 megabytes per second or 40Mbps. Who knows why this transfer rate is so low compared to standard USB mass storage devices.
    12-30-12 02:46 PM
  6. CasioWat's Avatar
    yeh it's weird, i wasn't sure why it took so long to move a film onto the playbook... I was wondering how long it took to move a film onto an ipad basically.
    12-30-12 03:01 PM
  7. DrBoomBotz's Avatar
    Just tried file transfer over the cable on iphone4s
    13.866666667 Megabytes per second.

    Whu Whaaa...
    12-30-12 09:04 PM

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