Ok. I recently bought a SMC 5 port Gigabit switch and am getting piss poor performance. I'm not sure if it's the switch or... whatever.
Intel P4 2.4C @ 3.0Ghz
1GB OCZ PC3700EL Gold Rev.3
ATi AIW 9700 Pro W/ Zalman Heatpipe Cooler
2x 80GB Seagate 7200.7 RAID-0 on ICH-5R
Pioneer DVR-108 DVD Burner
Soundblaster Audigy 2
Zalman ZM-MFC1 Fan Controller
Antec True Power 480Watt PSU
Windows 2000 Pro
Domain Controller/File Server:
2x Xeon 3.06Ghz
2GB PC2100 ECC Reg. Kingston Value RAM
Matrox G400 (Hey, it's a server)
2x 160GB Seagate 7200.7's in RAID-1 on an Intel SRCS14L RAID Controller
3x Lian-Li RH-600 Removable bays. (Currently not in use)
Lite-On 16x DVD-ROM ('cause the Sony SUCKS for ripping DVD's)
Antec True Power 550 EPS12V
Lian Li PC70
Windows 2000 Server
(C&P'd from my Commport profile.. Yeah, I'm lazy.
I have those 2 PC's connected directly to the SMC switch Via CAT6. The SMC is then connected (using CAT5e) to my Netgear Router for Internet access/DHCP. Network is using TCP/IP.
The Server has an Intel Pro/1000 MT NIC onboard and the MainPC has a 3Com 3C940 Gigabit NIC onboard. Both are set to Autosense, I've also tried hardcoding it to 1000mb. Either way gets the same results.
According to Sygate (My firewall) I average about 18MB/s transfer rate (Transferring a 4GB file). C'mon, I know damn well my HDD's can sustain a hell of a lot more than that reading or writing.
I've tried disabling my firewall and A/V and
Only things I can think of are:
1.) Having that 100mb connection between switches is hindering speed
2.) I get what I pay for (cheap switch)
3.) 3Com NIC in Main PC (I don't care for 3Com and I'm looking for a scapegoat.
I'll be assigning temporary static IP's to these 2 PC's to test, so I'll be (possibly) ruling out #1 soon.
Any other Ideas?
MB/s = MegaBytes
mb/s = MegaBits