Bandwidth Use with your HTPC - Some Math
I may be in the wrong fourum. This may belong in the Canadian TV section. Or is it an internet thing?
If you were using a torrent program to dowload legal media, obviously bandwidth is going to be a concern for HD content. My ISP gives me 60Gb of bandwidth per month.
Say I wanted to run traffic constantly. Most bandwith throttles speak in Kb/s. If I want to allocate say 40Gb of my bandwitdh limit to legal HD content, then I need to figure out the number of seconds in a month and set my upload rate to half and my download rate to half.
So 40 Gb is 40million Kb right? so thats 4x10e7 right? "to the power of seven" not sure I got my nomenclature right there.
30 days * 24h * 60 min * 60s = 3.7x10e9
So my total transfer rate is 4x10e7 / 3.7x10e9 So my target rate is about .01kb/s without the need to belabour such a miniscule number. Half that to each up and down.
If I download for 1/100th of the time in a month at 1kb/s I get my rate?
30*24=720 hours per month. I can run traffic for 7.2 hours a month at 1kb/s and stay within my bandwidth use?
From my experience that's not right.
Anyone know a way to figure this out, more accurate than trial and error.
I understand that the true formulae are going to be outrageous calculus operations given the variations in traffic at any given time at any place in teh world and the differnt upload download rates, number of peers etc.... Me and calculus aren't good buddies.
I'm hoping that someone maybe can speak from experience.