Originally Posted by John P
What is the speed of your network connections? If you are connecting through your router what speed are the ports, many are 100mbps. You should be using all gigabit (1000Mbps or 1.0Gbps) connections between the desktop and server. If your router 100mbps you may want to add a gigabit switch connecting the Desktop, WHS2011 and router to the switch. Also check your network adapter speed settings in Device Manager.
Like bkinder83 I also use LAN Speed Test. Google it is free. The Microsoft speeds jump around all over.
If you have SATA III drives connected to SATA II ports they are likely connecting at SATA I speed. I have seen this problem with several different onboard and plugin adapters. Use System Info for Windows (SIW) to verify. Google it is free.
What OS is your is your Desktop using. I see much better performance with Win 7 over XP.
I have two routers. I have an old WRT56G that I upgraded with DRT or tomato. I forgot which. Not hooked up.
I have a crappy Linksys WRT120N which is what is hooked up now.
I have a single wired run going under the floor from the office and from the router to a wired ASUS switch (10/100/1000) and from that I hook up my Denon AVR3312, Samsung Bluray, Xbox360, TIVO HD, and HTPC. The HTPC also has a wireless card just in case.
Also from my router (fed directly from my cable modem) I wire direct to both my my main PC and my server. The laptops, Iphones and devices all connect wireless.
My server is WHS2011 + FlexRaid. It's modest. G530+Asrock H61+ 8GB DDR3
My desktop is strong. Asus Deluxe Z68 has dual LAN including INTEL NIC. 16GB DDR3. CPU is 2600k i7 Oc-ed with speedboost set to to 4.5ghz. Dual Video cards + Dual SSD's. It's pretty quick.
Here is my Internet Speed. Seems ok to me:
But a copy or a paste to server or from server is slow. I have a feeling it's the set up.
What is the best method for trouble shooting
Where do I start? What do I do.
I see people post 100mb/sec speeds and I can't get that. I want it. What to do ?
A copy and paste directly when logged into the server from the server drive to or from another server drive on the server machine itself does show me about 95mb/sec on a normal HDD and faster on SSD OS drive. Each drive has a different result but non are slow like if I use my desktop. This makes me think it's the connection.
even if I try a paste to the OS SSD of the server or vice versa the speed is slow. SO it's probably not hardware because both OS SSD's are hooked directly to Motherboard SATA3 ports. I have all drives in all PC's set to share with full permissions. It's all a wired network and nothing important is on any of these. It just movies and music and games.