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i have an old PC with 10/100 lan interface and Hitachi HDD 164GB with IDE interface. i connected 40Mb internt line to this PC. when i am trying to watch live video stream from the internet i am having a lot of buffering. is it possible that my HDD write speed is slower than my internet speed and it cause a buffering?

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I don't known you disk write / read speed but on 100 megabits/s link you can max transfer 12 megabaytes/s. –  2707974 May 15 at 6:42

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When watching videos on the internet they will get buffered into your RAM. This is a lot faster than your HDD. I think that either your ISP or the server you are connecting to is causing the lower speed you recognize as it buffers a lot.

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thanks , when my HDD will be the bottelneck? is it possible that it limits the download rate? –  user281812 May 15 at 6:58
    
when i am doing speed test from the old PC i am getting 6Mb/s while from new PC i am getting 38.5Mb/s. –  user281812 May 15 at 8:11
    
Maybe it has to do with the internals of the old computer. E.g., the drivers and/or hardware is not capable to handle the full speed of the internet connection, even if there is a 10/100 ethernet. –  lschuetze May 15 at 8:25
    
i have 64Mbytes RAM in the board.should it effect the download speed? –  user281812 May 19 at 12:16

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