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How long should file transfers take?

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  1. ingeborgdot

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    I just got a new NAS and am backing up my computer. I just wanted to know how long a 10Gb transfer should take over the network? I know there are many variables but am just curious as to how long you believe it should take. I have GB network but that I know has nothing to do with a NAS.
     
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    It's highly dependent on the NAS and your network configuration. I have several D-Link NAS units, the DNS-321 and DNS-323, and they do gigabit and jumbo frames, so that is significant for some NAS models.

    What's the exact make/model of your NAS? The biggest performance bottleneck for most inexpensive NAS units is the actual NAS itself.
     
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    It is connected directly to Ethernet 1GB switch. Nothing is wireless in the connection. It all goes through an AT&T router/modem from 2wire a 1702HG Gateway.
     
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    I don't find any benchmarks for that unit, so I can't say. My DNS-323 will transfer at around 16-18mbytes/sec for reads and writes using RAID-1 configuration. It's a bit faster without RAID, but I wanted the hardware redundancy.
     
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    At this point I know it is not the NAS but something that is screwed up. I did get the Gbps to finally start working again but I can't send anything from my Vista comp. to my Xp computer. I can send from XP to vista though. It just won't run. The other day it was around 90 or so MB/sec from C to C. I did get the NAS up to around 20 MB/sec. I can find all my pieces to the network but when I go to send it just can't do it.
     
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    For an inexpensive NAS unit, 20mbytes/sec is a reasonable transfer rate.
     
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    Is there a NAS that you would recommend that is under $300 or is there such a thing?
     
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    I have found part of a culprit. My new Avast free stops all downloads to the my other network computer. I shut it off and my download works. I turn it on and it stops it. What settings do I need to change on it because I really like the new Avast.
     
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    I have changed my mind. I will pay over $400 if need be to get a NAS that has some fast speed. Does the HP EX490 have fast file transfer speed? I don't know what the heck to do. I look at one article and it says a machine is fast the other says not. Would anyone be able to give me a good recommendation for a prebuilt one?
     
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    I'd do some searches on the Internet for reviews of various models of NAS units and then make a choice.
     
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    I have spent day and night for the last several days. There is only so much info out there. The problem with the info is that I read one review on one NAS and then someone else does another and they both have different types of info contradicting one another. The best way I have found is to talk to people that have actually owned one.
     
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    The main purpose is to backup data in a central location for all my computers.
     
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    Well, I can only talk about the NAS units I have from personal experience. I use the D-Link DNS-323 and DNS-321 units here. I see many reviews as well, and some of those folks writing the reviews have the units in question. That being the case, I would think they're as believable as someone here might be commenting on their NAS. :)
     
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    I must be missing those.
     
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