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#1 Codone

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:22 PM

I'm trying to transfer 17 gigs of files from PC to PC, I have windows Vista on the one with the data currently and XP on the one receiving. My LAN is connected at 100mbps but the transfer speed is a dredding 9.4mb/s. Are there any ways I can improve this? Cables are CAT5, router is a Linksys BEFSR41, and yeah.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:34 PM

Without getting into a huge discussion on how files are transferred, basically the PCs decide as the transfer happens as to how much info can be crammed in at one time. PC1 will send 3 packets, if all are received it'll send 4, then 5 and it will keep doing this until PC2 says "HOLY CRAP SLOW DOWN" so PC1 will back it down 1 packet but it will always try to send 1 more. Sometimes it'll be able to but sometimes it won't.

So to answer your question, the network is not the bottleneck in this case. Remember that file has to be read on PC1, then its pack up for the trip across the wire, then PC2 has to unpack it and write it to its hard drive. To speed up the transfer you'd need the fastest bus speeds and a super fast hard drive or raid setup. Its all only as fast as it's slowest component, which in this case is not your network.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 02:18 AM

9.4Megabytes a second is what you should be seeing. 100/8 = 12.5 Megabytes a second.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:24 AM

Oh, hmmm :/ well thanks for the input you two.




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