Originally Posted by Chrisx510
Just went back and checked and no theres no 1000m
Yes I am copying using Teracopy on my PC. I was told on lime that it would be better on my PC than on my whs? Not sure why but thats what I was told.
On my cable hunt I found a cat5 that was connected. Took that out and replaced it with cat5e.
So Problem #1:
your PC has only 100M
regardless of what software you use teracopy, etc you dont want to use your PC to copy the data.
when you copy from WHS to unraid via your PC the data travels from the WHS through your PC to the UNRAID. Therefore you are inherently limited to 100M even if the WHS and UNRAID are working at GigE speeds (Which we dont know yet or can't assume).
so PC is 100M limted. now ya know.
what year is the iMAC? lets see if it has a GIGe. lets play with that next.
look at the network section of the resource tool and it will tell you what speed your currently negotiated at?
on teracopy. I read about it the same way you did and got very inconsistent results. It works well on small files on large file transfers its most always slower in my benchmarking. I use directory opus as my file manager personally and its no faster than regular explorer. great tool more status info but not faster.
There are many factors. I thought my unraid would only do 30MB/s writes for while and then I went from a Core2DUO Vista to quad core I5 sandy bridge and got 60MB/s. I have seen the network stack setting in windows get so hosed every basically was working at ISDN/Dial Up speeds. Tons of issues exist with auto negotiate on ethernet. Seen issues with spanning tree or flow control bugs beetween switches. its endless.
nail each peice down and then test the peices together. your off to a good start.
having an extra swich and 100FT ethernet cable are essential debug tools for me. especially the 100FT ethernet cable. so many times you can just whip that out and eliminate/confirm a wall run or wifi or a powerline adapter by having a giant long etherenet cable handy. (Pro tip).