By David Ellwood
I have an HP Mediasmart homeserver that I've had for a number of years. In the past few weeks I took everything off, wiped the three supplementary drives and reinstalled them, and ran error checks/defragments/bad sector locators on all the drives including the OS drive. I have been transferring on content for a while, but the connection in the past 24 hours has become appalling. I am using the same setup on my PC (It's not my PC from what I can see, Task Manager doesn't show any throttling on this side and it's ethernet connected). The homeserver is connected via ethernet to the master hub router, as is my PC. It went from regularly 60MB/s mark two days ago to now trailing at anything from 2MB/s to 500kB/s, but it suddenly peaks up every now and then to anything from 10-60MB/s for a few seconds.
I've checked everything I can and I can't see any reason for this sudden balls-up. The homeserver has not been moved or changed hardware wise, the router hub hasn't had any new connections and no one is streaming.
I can't even stream SD video that is on the server at the moment.
There shouldn't be any copying on the server as it's just set up as a straight 3TB set up, no backup etc (that I will set up later). I can't see it being disk balancing or anything of that sort as I haven't put on that much data. I can't even log in to remote console or remote desktop.
Any help gladly received.