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I have a switch that supports aggregation already. Of the 2 computers that that would benefit most, one is running Ubuntu and the other win7. I'm sure I can figure out the linux one, this is still possible with win7 right?

nps with win7 link aggregation/teaming thumb.gif
http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/124720-link-aggregation-bandwidth-doubling-2pcs-2-nics-each.html
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Have you looked at Infiniband? The hardware is actually quite cheap, compared to Fibre Channel and 10GigE.
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@OP
Have you looked at Infiniband? The hardware is actually quite cheap, compared to Fibre Channel and 10GigE.

I just checked newegg, the cheapest PCIe infiniband card i could find was $422. 2 cards + cable = ~$900
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Assuming I can get this to work, I only need 1 more $25 card. This may be the winner!

How feasible would it be to do this with 3 nics or 4? I would need more ports on my switch but switches aren't that expensive.
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Assuming I can get this to work, I only need 1 more $25 card. This may be the winner!
How feasible would it be to do this with 3 nics or 4? I would need more ports on my switch but switches aren't that expensive.

personally i like even numbers of nics so if you can use 4 which will be really fast. you will need a switch that supports IEEE802.3ad Link Aggregation (manual or LACP) which can cost quite alot, in the hundreds odd $$$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=link+aggregation
this one from list would be your cheapest option if 8 ports is ok
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122381 at $90

next level is these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=4017&IsNodeId=1&Description=link%20aggregation&name=%24100%20-%20%24200&Order=BESTMATCH

remeber your alos paying for quality and managed switches

or maybe some genral switchs might support the IEEE802.3ad standard but i havernt forund any smile.gif
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What exactly are you doing that gig takes too long for?
I wish I had access to that much data..

1gig LAN, im only on an 8Mbit WAN connection. I have a couple networked file servers that I use for all sorts of stuff. This morning I moved 50GB from one server to the other. The data rate was around 55MB/s which wasn't too bad (15min). I'm also really stupid with computers. I get these really great ideas which usually results in a dead file system or raid partition so Regular data migration isn't uncommon for me. 55MB/s takes days! I dont NEED a faster LAN but it would be nice.

Fiber isn't really any faster, all my BW intensive stuff is transferring less than 12' total distance.
I've looked into "Teaming" NICs but it seemed that the only options were for redundancy incase one connection died or multiple connections. IE: 2x1Gbit (not 1x2Gbit)

That sounds like a bottleneck else where (hard drive write speeds maybe) as Gbe will give you 125MB before overheads and around 110MBs after.

When I had 4 1TB green drives in RAID-5 for my file server I use to get 110MBs on all transfers.
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That sounds like a bottleneck else where (hard drive write speeds maybe) as Gbe will give you 125MB before overheads and around 110MBs after.
When I had 4 1TB green drives in RAID-5 for my file server I use to get 110MBs on all transfers.

I just did a transfer to my Unraid server using TeraCopy, and mine ran up to 97MB/s on large files. This is copying to a single cache drive so I don't get the speed benefit of striping. This is going across a gig link.
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That sounds like a bottleneck else where (hard drive write speeds maybe) as Gbe will give you 125MB before overheads and around 110MBs after.
When I had 4 1TB green drives in RAID-5 for my file server I use to get 110MBs on all transfers.

My fastest transfer should be between 4x2TB WD Green that gets around around 480MB/s sequential read and a SSD RAID that gets around 900MB/s. There shouldn't be a bottleneck.
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