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Digital Literacy

TCCP/IP breaks Data into small packets. Why?

I dont understand why they have to be broken into pieces? How is that helpful?

2 Answers

Daniel Montgomery
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Daniel Montgomery
Treehouse Project Reviewer

From my understanding, this is the most optimized method for sending data. Small packets are easier to send/transfer and normally ensure a more even flow of data, preventing data from getting stuck or slowing down. (Although, this isn't always the case though). They have a greater chance of getting multiple smaller packets through an unreliable connection than one larger packet as well. Another bonus with sending multiple small packets versus one large one is you avoid hitting any max data caps.

I hope this helps somewhat. :-)

Thanks for the reply however if my content in say email or page is split in pieces then how is it stored and will that cos data breech? Do you have more detailed video on this?