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  1. peter kotar

    peter kotar Thread Starter

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    i have one comp with xp and one w/ ME. connected with belkin wired router. what speed should i expect transferring large files? can i improve it.? i think its like 45 minutes for 4 gb
     
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    That seems slow, should be around 8-10 minutes for a 100mbit connection, that's what I get. Since you're only using the switch portion of the router, you should get the full bandwidth.
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    I've seen when doing a network transfer of a large sized file go slower with FAT32 for some reason. Only tested this on a few computers so can't say it's always the case but it was for the ones I looked at. For some reason NTFS dealt with this better.
     
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    I just moved two 2gig GHOST segments over my network to a W98 machine, it took 12 minutes. I know it's sometimes a bit slower, but I can't imagine it being anything like what he's seeing.
     
  5. Bob Cerelli

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    peter kotar,

    Just transferred a 4 gig file like you were using, on a 100 MB wired network from a XP computer with NTFS to a Win98 one. Times were about the same as you were getting. Of course you never really get the full 100 MB. Just part of Ethernet.
     
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    Bob, I have to wonder what is so different about your environments that it takes four times as long to transfer the same amount of data from an XP machine to a W98 machine? :confused:
     
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    Curious thing was that with XP on both computers, regardless of whether it was from or to a FAT32 or NTFS partition (so I tested 4 times), it averaged around 7 minutes for a single 4 gig file (and this was on exactly the same hardware as the Win98 test which took a lot longer).
     
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    thanks for the response. im gonna go xp on the win ME machine, so this wont be such an issue. best buy had xp for like 40$ after rebate! it guess ill just suffer through it one more time while i back up thedocs on the me machine
     
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    Very strange... [​IMG]
     
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