The time it takes to transfer a file, whether it is a download or an upload, depends on the size of the file and your Internet speed. If you want to know in advance how long it will take to upload or download, or you think file transfer is taking too long and you want to check, you can use our file transfer time calculator.
We are offering a special File and Data Transfer Calculator in Calculator Bay, where you can determine how long it will take to transfer a file or data at a certain transfer speed.
Features of Calculator
This calculator is also full of features like any other calculator on this website. Here are the brief features of Data and File Transfer Calculator.
- Users can get an estimate of the time taken to transfer a file or particular data.
- The data transfer speed can be either in kb/s, MB/s, and GB/s or in kb, MB and GB.
- The size of the file or data such as images, videos, applications and games can be either in kilo bytes, mega bytes, giga bytes or tera bytes.
- Users can reset the calculator’s memory for reuse.
- The responsive design of this calculator enables PC users using Windows, Mac or Linux and mobile users using Android or Apple to use this calculator on any device.
- Data transfer time is calculated in the format of years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds.
The File Transfer Time Calculator
Our calculator shows the time it takes to transfer a file when using our UDP-enabled desktop app.
To use our calculator you will need to provide the following information :
- File Size : The amount of data you want to transfer in GB.
- Your upload transfer rate.
- The location from which you are uploading, ie your location.
In response we will show you :
The nearest server to which your data will be uploaded. We have multiple servers distributed globally, so unless you choose your location, we will upload your file to the nearest server.
Time taken to transfer your file using our desktop app, which uses UDP to enable very fast transfer rates.
If you use a TCP based solution such as uploading via a website, or using FTP.
How do you use the calculator ?
To use our file transfer time calculator, you need to know the size of the file you want to transfer. If you’re not sure, locate wherever the file is saved on your computer and hover your mouse over it. You should see a small box stating the file type and size. If not, right click on the file and go to properties, where you will be able to see the file size.
You can select the unit in which the file size is measured in kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes, or terabytes.
Next, enter your internet connection speed. Here are some things to consider. The first is whether you want to download a file (transfer it from somewhere else on your device) or upload one (transfer it from your device to another, for example by sending a file by email). Unless you are using fiber optic leased line connectivity, your upload speed and download speed will not be the same (uploads will be slower, you can find out more about this here), so make sure you getting it right. using speed.
The next thing to keep in mind is that the speed of your internet connection may vary. A legitimate broadband provider for business will tell you what speeds you can expect from their service and will design their network to ensure as little fluctuation as possible. If you are unsure, use caution and enter the minimum speed guaranteed by your ISP.
You can choose to enter your internet speed in Kbps, Mbps or Gbps. As a rule, broadband connection speeds are most likely to be in the Mbps, while fiber optic leased lines may give your speeds in the Gbps range.
How do you use File and Data Transfer Calculator ?
Like the other calculators on this website, this calculator has been designed with an aim to enhance the user experience and provide the users with their solutions with ease and comfort.
First and foremost, go into the Calculator Bay and go to the File and Data Transfer calculator. Afterwards, enter the file or data size and its transfer speed. Finally, press the Calculate button to get your results. In addition, you can tap the reset button to use the calculator’s memory again or to reset it if something goes wrong.
Process of online file and data transfer calculator –
Specifically, users can calculate the data transfer time of a file over a network or the Internet. Clearly, the data transfer rate depends on the size of the file and the data transfer speed. Hence the data transfer time may vary depending on the WAN or LAN network or the medium you are using.
As such, file and data transfer times for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure will vary depending on the file transfer speed and obviously its size.
Additionally, users can use this calculator to determine the download time of a file from a certain network such as LAN and WAN or the Internet.
Issues affecting file transfer time –
- Addressing The Latency Issue
Latency is the time it takes for a request to travel from sender to receiver, for the receiver to then respond, and relay the response back to the sender. To not go into all the technicalities of latency, very simply, the further the distance between sender and receiver, the greater the latency. High latency can create bottlenecks that severely reduce performance.
- Resolving The Bandwidth Issue
TCP uses only a fraction of your bandwidth because of things like congestion control, and acknowledgment from the receiver that they have received the data packet. UDP is based on best-effort, in that it doesn’t wait for an acknowledgment, and has no regards for congestion. It is designed to obtain the highest transfer rates. At Filemail we have built on top of UDP, so you can control how much of the bandwidth you utilize, so in essence you get the best of both worlds.