Originally Posted by DOS Chuck
Originally Posted by Wildcard36qs
LAN speed test. http://www.totusoft.com/lanspeed.html
Little program that writes a file whatever size you want to a network share and then reads from it giving you the speed of both. That is what I use at client sites.
Also, how are you teaming? Are you using Server 2012? Switch independent? LACP?
Originally Posted by Wildcard36qs Right, so that would be switch independent which means you get no speed boost transferring to your server. However, data outgoing from the server should be increased in speed.
Also, head over to Small Net Builder
and check out the wired performance. You will see that the total simultaneous throughput is only 1406 Mbps. You will never see 2Gbps+ on a consumer router typically. For that, get a real switch.
Sorry, saw that the router supports link aggregation. You may want to check to make sure the team is configured for switch dependent.
Originally Posted by decompiled
In testing network performance you want to rule out the disk. The utility mentioned above uses the disk to test... so that's a specific kind of test. Typically you would use a utility called iperf. The latest version iperf3 is the best network bandwidth testing tool currently available and it's free! iperf can show you memory to memory transfer speed. When talking about greater than gigabit speeds, typically disk is the bottleneck. Also, on your consumer grade router you should be able to hit at least gigabit speeds if you enable cut through forwarding (CTF).
Thanks for the answers everyone but I checked it using LAN Speed Test and the results are as follows. This is a average of 10 runs of the test.
Using Asus Z87 Motherboard 1 Gb Port I get up 150 and down 525
Using the X540-T1 Card the up is 238 and down is 658
Using the Teamed ports from the Z87 Motherboard is up 498 and down 658
considering this is from a raid 6 array using 7200 rpm drives with SSD Cade Caching on the Raid card I think is is about what I will get??? I have a X540-T2 I need to put into the server and try teaming this.
Does my results look correct to everyone as I think this is disc limitations??