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Topic # 138526 7-Jan-2014 21:56
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Hi,

Does anyone else spend an age downloading PS4 game patches?  I'm currently waiting for NBA2k14 to download a 2.5GB patch. It's been downloading for approx 1.5 hours and has has completed 1.6GB.

I'm on Telecom VDSL and have a 40Mb downstream.  Any idea why the PSN downloads are so slow?

Thanks.

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  Reply # 962834 7-Jan-2014 22:58
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Could be a number of things. Most likely that the content has no local cache and so it has to download from an overseas server.




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Looks like nothing's changed from ps3 ... A 100mb download takes half an hour ... A 1 gb download ... Who knows i just leave it overnight ... Hopeless ...

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 962900 8-Jan-2014 00:38
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why? because Sony doesn't spend the money to make it better.

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  Reply # 962935 8-Jan-2014 07:44
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I suspect it is the cache, or rather the lack of it.
For me, playing mostly older games, downloads happen really fast. Downloaded a 500MB patch for borderlands 2 yesterday (which is on psplus this month, so lots of people will have donwloaded it in the last couple of weeks) and it raced down in about 2-3 minutes.

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  Reply # 963008 8-Jan-2014 09:19
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joker97: Looks like nothing's changed from ps3 ... A 100mb download takes half an hour ... A 1 gb download ... Who knows i just leave it overnight ... Hopeless ...


PS3 downloads are pretty good for me, 100mb wouldnt take 30mins for me....  





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  Reply # 963147 8-Jan-2014 11:26
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like I'll have to leave the PS4 in standby more often.

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  Reply # 963151 8-Jan-2014 11:33
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BigMal: Thanks for the replies. Looks like I'll have to leave the PS4 in standby more often.

Do you not leave it in standby mode all the time?

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  Reply # 963188 8-Jan-2014 12:08
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When I had a PS3, some things were downloading fast as my fibre connection would go, others would take an absolute age to download small files. While my 360 & X1 always max out my line regardless of title...




 

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  Reply # 964405 10-Jan-2014 11:30
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I found the PS3 had good days and bad days, possibly depended on what content (if any) had a semi-local cache. In the earlier days it was pretty abysmal, my Xbox360 would download as fast as my ~12Mbps connection could cope and the PS3 would download at (if I was _lucky_) around 1/4 of the speed.

So far I've found most of the PS4 stuff to download at a reasonable speed, nowhere near the 3MB/sec my connection can do, but at least 1MB/sec or so. Does suggest they haven't bothered to set up a NZ cache for most things though and it's probably coming from Oz.

Same thing with my PS Vita, some things download quite quickly, others are barely faster than dialup.




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