01-09-2010, 08:53 AM
Am not really a network guy and am trying to figure out where to start looking. And I'm sure it's quite possible I just don't understand all this stuff properly.
I'm just beginning to move extremely large files across my network. If I have gigabit ports all around, why is it the fastest I can move data is 10-11MB/sec? Shouldn't this be more like 100MB?
Just tried moving a 46GB folder to my server. Says it's going to take 2 hours and 25 minutes?? on gigabit ports? This can't be normal or you'd never be able to stream said media back from the server. I can move the same file over wifi to my MBP in approx 3 hrs it says. That I can understand. It only took 40 minutes to move that folder from disc to hard drive.
folder stored on Win 7 homebuilt rig
connected to Time Capsule
connected to DIR-655
connected to my WHS (Windows home Server)
Tried a 7+GB folder - time 12 minutes - still only at 11MB/sec.
Tried this same 7GB folder from the Win7 to TC to MBP - all wired - the same 12 minutes.
Network Utility says it's a 1Gigabit connection to the TC.
Device Manager says the Win7 machine is a 1000Mbps. The BIOS options for the GigaBit LAN only has Auto or Disabled.
So why am I only seeing 100mb instead of 1000mb?
(Yes, I know I'm not going to get 100MB. Running single drive 80Mb would probably be peak and 50MB probably best expectation for network traffic.
Have already unchecked 'Remote differential Compression' on the Win box.
Have also now tried the Vista hack of turning off the autotuninglevel.
And there is no firewall running other than the DIR-655 default.)