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Average LAN transfer speed?

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  1. 3D0G

    3D0G Thread Starter

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    What's your average time to copy a ~500mb file over your LAN from a server to a workstation?

    I'm getting times between 1.5 and 2:00min which feel rather slow for a 100mbps connection.

    Details: Windows 2003 server, XP sp2 worstations with 100mbps cards. 1000MB connection on the server via a 100/1000 dell switch.



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  2. TerryNet

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    Usually when somebody talks file size they talk in bytes, so I feel obliged to ask if you really mean 500mb file or 500mB (= 4,000mb) file? If the latter than the absolute minimum time with no overhead would be 40 seconds, so 2 minutes seems OK to me.
     
  3. 3D0G

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    500,000kb

    How did you caculate the absolute minimum?

    Thanks.
     
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    100mbit/sec, which with protocol overhead will give you a maximum of around 10mbyte/sec transfer time. 500mb / 10mb = 50 seconds optimum time for the transfer.
     
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    And my calculation didn't even include the protocol overhead. :)
     
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