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by Dinesh Thakur Category: Memory

Data transfer rate (sometimes just called "data rate") simply refers to just how fast data can get from one place to another-"one place to another" meaning between a computer and a peripheral (an external piece of hardware connected to the computer) or one modem to another modem, or even from one internal part of a computer to another internal part.

This measured speed can vary a great deal, depending on just what kind of data is being transferred, what method is being used to transfer it, and what hardware and software is doing the transferring. Don't be too surprised by large figures when you see specific data transfer rates mentioned; the standard unit of measure for most transfers is ME (megabytes) per second!

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Dinesh ThakurDinesh Thakur holds an B.SC (Computer Science), MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA, CCNP, A+, SCJP certifications. Dinesh authors the hugely popular Computer Notes blog. Where he writes how-to guides around Computer fundamental , computer software, Computer programming, and web apps. For any type of query or something that you think is missing, please feel free to contact us.

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