The Data Processing Time calculator computes the amount of time needed to process an amount of data (S) at a specified rate (R).
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
 (S) Size of the file or data object being processed.
 (R) Processing Rate (see Examples below).
Processing Time (T): The calculator returns the duration of the processing (T) in seconds. However, this can be automatically converted to other time units (e.g. minutes, hours, days, months) via the pulldown menu.
The Math / Science
Have you ever wondered how long it would take to process data with a new faster computer or over a faster network? This calculator can help. The formula for data processing time is:
T = S / R
where:
 T = Time to Process the data
 S = Size of the Data Object
 R = Rate of Processing
In the case where data processing is actually data transfer, there are some well established rates. Here is a table of transfer rates that are used by the equation. Not all are implemented.
Data Rate 
Transfer Medium 
Data Rate 
Transfer Medium 
Data Rate 
Transfer Medium 

1.5 Mbit/s 
ADSL Lite 
44.736 Mbit/s 
T3/DS3 
1.3 Gbit/s 
Wireless 802.11ac 

1.544 Mbit/s 
T1/DS1 
54 Mbit/s 
Wireless 802.11g 
2.5 Gbit/s 
OC48 

2.048 Mbit/s 
E1 / Ecarrier 
100 Mbit/s 
Fast Ethernet 
5 Gbit/s 
USB 3.0 

4 Mbit/s 
ADSL1 
155 Mbit/s 
OC3 
9.6 Gbit/s 
OC192 

10 Mbit/s 
Ethernet 
600 Mbit/s 
Wireless 802.11n 
10 Gbit/s 
10 Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.1 

11 Mbit/s 
Wireless 802.11b 
622 Mbit/s 
OC12 
40 Gbit/s 
Thunderbolt 3 

24 Mbit/s 
ADSL2+ 
1 Gbit/s 
Gigabit Ethernet 
100 Gbit/s 
100 Gigabit Ethernet 

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