2 Network Sockets? more speed?

By Toxsickcity
Feb 11, 2006
  1. Hello,

    I just got a DFI Lanparty UT NF4 DR Expert, with a 3800+(2.0GHZ) Dual Core running at 2.5 GHZ

    Everything is great.. I have many storage drives.. and need speed..

    Will connecting 2 lan cables to my computer improve speed? how can I set up my computer to send files throu both gigabit connections or migabit connections!
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Your internet connection is most likely hundreds of times slower than your LAN port, so no point in trying to improve your internet speeds.

    Also, your hard drives can fill maybe 60-70% of gigabit ethernet (~70-80MB/s sustained transfers vs. ~100MB/s of GBE), so you won't gain anything when transferring files over the local network either.
  3. Toxsickcity

    Toxsickcity TS Rookie Topic Starter

    would it improce access time?

    I do a lot of video editing! and access time is a B*tch!
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Access time.. You can apply some registry/policy tweaks to make SMB (Windows file sharing) more responsive, but SMB is inherently slow.

    If you want more speed over the network, then maybe you could set up some iSCSI thing? Feasibility of that depends on your exact needs of course.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,148   +597

    see this description iSCSI
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