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What's the real bandwidth I should expect for a 64 GB RAM droplet?

What’s the real egress and ingress bandwidth to and from the Internet I should expect for a 64 GB RAM droplet?

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Thank you Jonathan, you were totally right. I checked from the command line (from within the server) and speeds where something like 700Mb/s ingress and 270 Mb/s egress on a 2GB droplet.

Will these numbers increase with larger droplets in your experience?

@yosucadilla

All Droplet’s are connected to a 1Gbps port, though it’s not a dedicated port as would be the case on a dedicated server where you’re on your own :-).

Speed Tests for Data Centers

http://speedtest-nyc1.digitalocean.com/

Of course, the above are more so local tests (with a few smaller single file tests).

To test the connection from the outside within the Droplet, you’d probably want to test pulling down a file to the Droplet.

When pulling down the test 100 MB file on a fresh 64GB Droplet, it pulled down too quick to really do an accurate measure. It ran 107 MB/s, so the download took less than a second.

Pulling down a random 1 GB file from various locations resulted in the same overall average speed of 105-107 MB/s – so between 9.5 and 9.9s.

The 64GB Droplet comes with 9TB of bandwidth. From my own experience, speeds are pretty consistent in and outbound

That said, depending on what the Droplet is being used for, a number of factors can affect speeds accordingly. Higher levels of traffic to the server could impact speeds as it would on any server and network connection, depending on what visitors are doing.

Is there any specific use case you have in mind?