6461 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 12, 2010 6:50 PM by BobHarris
If you really want to speed test your ISP, then I would go to
If you just want to see how fast you can transfer files between 2 local systems, then I use scp of a very large file. It will give you a display that looks like:
file.name 5% 142MB 13.1MB/s 02:57 ETA
Where the 5% tells you how much of the file has been transferred. The 142MB is the amount currently transferred. The 13.1MB/s is the current transfer speed, and the 02:57 ETA is how many minutes:seconds till scp thinks the transfer will be complete.
You can do the transfer in both directions if you want to check out-bound vs in-bound transfers.
And while this is going on, I also watch MenuMeter (or iStat menu) in my menu bar for what it things the transfer speeds are.