dmex <email@example.com> wrote:
> The performance monitors in Vista will automatically ajust every type of
> data transfer and if theres not enough for a program to work with it
> will slow the extra non system stuff right down...there might be some
> help here (link) 'How to Fix Windows Vista Slow Network Transfer ?
> ADS-Links.com Internet Marketing - Ian Lee' (http://tinyurl.com/yq32c8)
Thaks for the link, but unfortunately, none of that either applies or has
already been attempted. The fact of the matter is that Vista is degrading
my network throughput by, in most cases, over 75%. This is absolutely
I routinely push ~25-30GB of data to and from the server daily. I do a lot
of video encoding with this machine, and the abysmal transfer rates have
a large impact on my application.
> There is a few other windows options to try if its really essential but
> a more simple way is just to use a ftp server.
This isn't really much of an option, as the application that I utilize
doesn't support FTP transfers. On the server side, Samba is being utilized
to provide share access to the RAID volume for the Windows clients. A
drive letter is simply mapped to this share on the server and my application
goes about its' business with that mapping. Trying to hack in the use of
FTP into the workflow adds unnecessary manual intervention and won't solve
the network issues.
One thing that does strike me as odd, and perhaps is a start into trying
to get this resolved; I attempted to copy a few files from the Vista machine
to the server from a command prompt using `xcopy`. Transfer rates peaked
at about 18MB/sec for large file copies to the server. When attempting to do
the same from Explorer, transfers again dropped to about 6MB/sec. There is
some really odd stuff going on with Vista. When I tried to do the same thing
from a command prompt using `robocopy`, transfer rates also dropped to about
Thanks for the link and the suggestions. It was appreciated.