Re: Gigabit is slower than expected
On Thu, 2 Oct 2008 15:12:13 -0500, papadi <email@example.com>
>I have two PCs with Vista Ultimate SP1. Both of them have gigabit
>ethernet cards and are connected to a gigabit switch. Switch recognizes
>the PCs to have gigabit cards. However when I transfer a file from one
>to the other speed is less than 12MB/sec (less than 100Mbit). I would
>expect it to be around 120MB/sec (1000Mbit).
>I searched several forums and I saw that gigabit cards drivers do not
>have the 1000Mbit option in their settings. Why is that?
>Any chance of achieving real gigabit speeds?
The systems themselves (drives, buses, etc) can't keep up. There's
very little hardware that can stream to the network above 100mbit and
most of that is not consumer level. You might be able to get a NAS
and/or NFS that could do better but you'd need a reason to have one.
Unless you have a lot of users and multi system traffic is an issue,
Gigabit is overkill.