Single-threaded and multi-threaded file transfers refer to the method by which files are transferred over a network. Here’s a brief overview of each approach:

  1. Single-threaded file transfer: In a single-threaded file transfer, the file is transferred over the network using a single network connection and a single thread. This means that the file is sent in a linear fashion, with each byte being sent one at a time. While single-threaded transfers are simple and easy to implement, they can be slower and less efficient than multi-threaded transfers, especially for larger files and over slower networks.
  2. Multi-threaded file transfer: In a multi-threaded file transfer, the file is split into smaller parts and each part is sent over a separate network connection using multiple threads. This allows for parallel transfer of the file, which can result in faster transfer times and better efficiency, especially over high-speed networks. However, multi-threaded transfers can be more complex to implement and can require more resources on both the sender and receiver sides.

In summary, single-threaded file transfers are simpler but can be slower and less efficient, while multi-threaded file transfers can be faster and more efficient but require more resources and complexity to implement. The choice of approach depends on the specific requirements and constraints of the file transfer application.

The Fyro Speed Test is single-threaded, so you should not expect to be able to max out your internet connection’s throughput capabilities, but since typical file downloads over the internet are also single-threaded, this provides for a good baseline for the speed you can generally expect.