Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Portland Orygun
Computer Geeks needed!
Ok, now I know a bit about computers. I'm sitting in a bedroom of my house with six working computers that I built.
But I'm having a hard time with my home network. I have two main machines that both have Gigabit NIC. I have them connected to a Gigabit switch with CAT 6 cables. I move a LOT of files between these two machines. But the best transfer rate I seem to be able to get is around 9-10MBs. I was getting almost that speed with a 100mb switch. I noticed a slight improvement in speed when I switched to FTP over native Windows protocols.
Both machines have SATA drives that can locally handle transfer rates of around 30-50MBs.
So where is the problem in my network? It seems that the total possible bandwith in a Gigabit network should be in the range of 125MBs. But I realize there is overhead and lost packets and such. So it seems to me you should be able to at least get 25-30MBs across the network.