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Well weakest link of the following:

- Source Read speed
- Network usage
- Destination Write Speed

Source Read speed
Most HDD's and SSD's will support really high burst speeds in excess of 100 MB/s, but can't sustain it, like a laptop hard drive that starts a transfer at 60 MB/s, then drops to 15 MB/s.

Network usage
Theoretically on a gigabit connection, you should get 125 MB/s transfer in one direction, that's 100% usage of the connection, which would mean no internet traffic, no other requests to either device, and the use of a switch in between.

Destination Write Speed
Same as read speed, most HDD's and SSD's will also have a much higher burst write speed then sustained speed. As an example, transferring from my OCZ Vertex 3 to my WD Black, I can start a transfer of an ISO file at 400+ MB/s, but within the first few seconds it drops to 130 MB/s, then after about 20 seconds, drops to 110 MB/s.

This is also considering the HDD's are defragged, virus scanning utilities, etc.
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Well weakest link of the following:
- Source Read speed
- Network usage
- Destination Write Speed
Source Read speed
Most HDD's and SSD's will support really high burst speeds in excess of 100 MB/s, but can't sustain it, like a laptop hard drive that starts a transfer at 60 MB/s, then drops to 15 MB/s.
Network usage
Theoretically on a gigabit connection, you should get 125 MB/s transfer in one direction, that's 100% usage of the connection, which would mean no internet traffic, no other requests to either device, and the use of a switch in between.
Destination Write Speed
Same as read speed, most HDD's and SSD's will also have a much higher burst write speed then sustained speed. As an example, transferring from my OCZ Vertex 3 to my WD Black, I can start a transfer of an ISO file at 400+ MB/s, but within the first few seconds it drops to 130 MB/s, then after about 20 seconds, drops to 110 MB/s.
This is also considering the HDD's are defragged, virus scanning utilities, etc.

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I can do 80-120MB thru my network most of the time i stay above 100MB but it does depend on the hardrive on my server some of them respond slower then others even tho they are all sata3gig. If your using a router or switch that can slow down the speeds also if its not able to keep up. Jumbo frames can improve speeds also if the router or switch your using supports them and you set them the same on both computers.
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No problem, glad to help.

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I can do 80-120MB thru my network most of the time i stay above 100MB but it does depend on the hardrive on my server some of them respond slower then others even tho they are all sata3gig. If your using a router or switch that can slow down the speeds also if its not able to keep up.

+1 to a switch, always have your router connected to a gigabit switch, then everything off the switch. That way all the end devices won't bottleneck each other fighting for network bandwidth from the router.
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yea switches are nice but funny i got a e2000 and it does just as good as my 4 port gigabit switch copying to my server its 80-100 most of the time and if i copy from it to my pc its 100-125.
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yea switches are nice but funny i got a e2000 and it does just as good as my 4 port gigabit switch copying to my server its 80-100 most of the time and if i copy from it to my pc its 100-125.

the problem comes in though when you start loading up the internet too, that's when router's start to choke and heat up. And I also have 8 devices plugged in, so that kind of exceeds most routers.
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the problem comes in though when you start loading up the internet too, that's when router's start to choke and heat up. And I also have 8 devices plugged in, so that kind of exceeds most routers.

Yea that is true if im pulling 100MB from it does slow internet down some but not that much usualy to notice and usualy files move so fast it only takes 1-2mins for most stuff.
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the problem comes in though when you start loading up the internet too, that's when router's start to choke and heat up. And I also have 8 devices plugged in, so that kind of exceeds most routers.

Yea that is true if im pulling 100MB from it does slow internet down some but not that much usualy to notice and usualy files move so fast it only takes 1-2mins for most stuff.

Well I was sharing internet with 3 room mates, so the internet was always being taxed by a bunch of connections. And my files transfers consist of nightly back-ups of all the computers to my home server, so using a switch and separate dedicated wireless AP was the only way to go. Trying to rely on the router for everything "worked" but was far from optimal.
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No problem, glad to help.
+1 to a switch, always have your router connected to a gigabit switch, then everything off the switch. That way all the end devices won't bottleneck each other fighting for network bandwidth from the router.

So Modem --> Router --> Switch?

I have access to discounted switches (gigabit)... but is that what I would ideally be looking for on a LAN with only a few comps setup?
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No problem, glad to help.
+1 to a switch, always have your router connected to a gigabit switch, then everything off the switch. That way all the end devices won't bottleneck each other fighting for network bandwidth from the router.

So Modem --> Router --> Switch?

I have access to discounted switches (gigabit)... but is that what I would ideally be looking for on a LAN with only a few comps setup?

Modem -> Router (for DHCP and port-forwarding) -> 8-port Gigabit Switch

Then off the switch I have:
- Wireless AP
- Network printer
- home server
- LAN rig/web server box
- main rig



For a setup with only a few comps, I would recommend the setup you posted and just have all wired computers to the switch. It's an extra device, but easier to expand down the road, and less chance of the router over working itself when you start torrrenting, or trying to load OCN wink.gif
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