I have a modest home server based on WHS2011 + FlexRaid. It is an Asrock H61 motherboard + G530 CPU with 8GB DDR3. The OS is installed on a 60GB cheap Agility3 SSD. My FlexRaid pool is a mix of various HDD's of the 1TB 2TB and 3TB variety.
My Desktop is Asus Deluxe Z68 with Dual LAN. One is INTEL NIC. It is an i7 2600k with 16GB DDR3 with dual video cards and dual SSD's. For storage the desktop has a RAID0 7200rpm 2TB drive (two Samsung 1TB's) and a modern 2TB Hitachi 7200pm 2TB Sata3 drive. I also have a 300GB 10k rpm Velociraptor HDD that is used only as dedicated for Mp3 Itunes music collection.
Here is what I see when copy from my HDD to my SSD in my local main PC. I assume this is limited to 140mb/sec read of the HDD. This is on my local machine from HDD to SSD.
Not bad and perfectly acceptable to me. This is what I always have gotten pretty much. But this is local on my main desktop only pasting to an SSD so obviously the read of my HDD is the limit. All drives plugged directly into motherboard with SATA cables.
so moving on to my problem:
Now here is from the SSD in my main PC to the SSD in the Server:
Now I choose to paste to and from SSD only to ensure the drive is not the speed limiting factor. Both SSD's are hooked directly to SATA III ports on the motherboards. This should rule out any controller card issue or various HDD speed issues from my various HDD's in the server.
If I past to the FLEXRAID drive I get the exact same speed FYI. I also get the same speed reading from server and pasting to my PC as I do reading from my PC and pasting to the server.
I am thinking it is a connection issue.
I am assuming something funny is going on because both drives are SSD and hooked directly into the motherboards.
Just for HAHA I took a file from the flexraid drive to the SSD and vice versa. All done on the server as local commands.
Above is the SSD of the Server to the flexraid drive of the server. Done as server as a local command.
Above is the opposite. From the flexraid drive to the Server SSD.
I have played a few times before and the speeds really vary around. Faster sometimes. Othertimes not. I assume this is variables on the drives being used and such... I can figure that out later. But for now I know that a paste to the server on any drive is about 11MB sec and too slow. If I do two then I get about half that and 5MB/sec copy paste.
So it seems I am being limited or throttled.