Gigabit transfers rates! Why not gigabit values?

By Madafaka ยท 4 replies
Oct 9, 2005
  1. I have a gigabit switch and gigabit NICF on 2 PCS and cat6 cable between them and cant get gigabit transfers!


    Hard drive limitations?? I ahve SATA I II IDE drives and cant get it!

    Is it limited by those hdds??? Is it a question of software??? I use XP on both!

    Will ui get more on Linux???

    Why cant we get those transfers near gigabit?
  2. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    8 bits = 1 byte.

    Therefore you transfer rate will theoretically be about 125 mega byte per second.

    That will be lower because of harddrive limitations and overhead.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Madafka, you have asked and have been answered before..

    You cannot achieve those network data rates because you are (most likely) transferring data from and to your hard drives - realistic HD sustained transfer rates are something in the order of 50MB/s. Not to mention filesystem and network protocol overheads.

    You can test your network speed better with some program that would generate data to RAM and send it over to the other machine (where it is discarded).
  4. Madafaka

    Madafaka TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I know i had asked these before but know i have done the things like u told me and cant get better than a 100 mbits transfer network!

    What do u mean by RAM, will i put things on RAM then send it over the network? Explain me that better please.,

  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

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