Enter the total amount of data transferred (MBs) and the total amount of time (min) into the Transfer Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Transfer Rate. 

Transfer Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Transfer Rate.

TRS = D / (T*60)

  • Where TRS is the Transfer Rate (MB/s)
  • D is the total amount of data transferred (MB) 
  • T is the total amount of time (min) 

How to Calculate Transfer Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Transfer Rate.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total amount of data transferred (MBs). 
    • The total amount of data transferred (MBs) is given as: 500.
  2. Next, determine the total amount of time (min). 
    • The total amount of time (min) is provided as: 10.
  3. Finally, calculate the Transfer Rate using the equation above: 

TRS = D / (T*60)

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

TRS = 500 / (10*60) = .833 (MB/s)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total amount of data transferred (MBs) = 600

total amount of time (min) = 5

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

TRS = D / (T*60) = ?