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I have a HTPC that I rip movies onto and a WHS 2011 pc that I backup onto and I get constant 25MB a second upload/download speed to my server, Is that normal? I know Gigabit Lan's max out at 125 so I thought I would have better transfer speed.

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Unfortunately, you haven't provided enough info about your configuration to make any suggestions. 25MB/sec is not screaming fast by any means, but it's not awful either. After all, it is 250 Mb/sec.

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Yes, we need to know such things as routers, switches, cabling, etc and where each device sits on the LAN

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Best to use a normal file copy to test. IF you are using backup it might be hindered by other factors. If you use something like a BD/HD movie you should see more what your network or system is capable of. Speeds can be affected the sending or receiving system/drive. I can usually see as much as 20 Meg variation from system to system but the range is always between 90-110. Try a file copy of a large file and see what you get as I suspect you have an issue somewhere as that seems very low to me.

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Just a thought, but is antivirus running on either one of those systems?

 

Your numbers are horrible. They should be nearer 100 MB/s depending on hard drive spec and the state of your systems (busy, or not busy) if you are transferring movies rips.

 

Question: have you ever gotten decent transfer numbers between these systems?

 

 

 

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Just a thought, but is antivirus running on either one of those systems?

 

Your numbers are horrible. They should be nearer 100 MB/s depending on hard drive spec and the state of your systems (busy, or not busy) if you are transferring movies rips.

 

Question: have you ever gotten decent transfer numbers between these systems?

 

 

 

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That was direct.... :D Antivirus should not cut it to 25 though but the numbers are definitively low.

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We still do not know if this is wireless, wired, etc and how many connection points there are in the LAN.

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We still do not know if this is wireless, wired, etc and how many connection points there are in the LAN.

Right. And meanwhile I'm exploring ideas other than networking - things that could alone or cumulatively account for 'sub-optimal' performance.

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Unfortunately, you haven't provided enough info about your configuration to make any suggestions. 25MB/sec is not screaming fast by any means, but it's not awful either. After all, it is 250 Mb/sec.

 

Is that Canadian math? I thought 1 Byte = 8 bits. Eh?

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Is that Canadian math? I thought 1 Byte = 8 bits. Eh?

 

Actually, it's normally better to count 10 bits/byte. This helps to cover overhead like checksums, padding, etc. I have used this technique for 30+ years with fantastic success. By that I mean it correlates to real world experience way more often. It's also a lot easier to calculate in your head. :)

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