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File Transfer Speeds seem to be slow

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Alright, well here is the deal.

I have a gigabit network at the moment, two computers one using a linksys gigabit network card, and the other using a nVidia network manager (most likely some form of realtek).

Well, I have noticed after turning some services off that my network speeds have come to a really slow speeds.

Note that one computer does indeed run Samba, the other computer Is Windows XP Pro SP3.

I have tested a 788 MB file, a 7.5 GB file, and a 12.5 GB file.

The 788 MB file took 20 minutes, the 7.5 GB file took about 15, and the 12.5 GB file took 17 minutes.

Now that looks completely un reasonable, I would imagine.

I would have thought that the smaller the file the less it would have taken.

I am wondering if there was a service or something else that could impact the network speed.

I will note that right now the Samba computer is using a constant 100 kBps.

What could be going on?
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Those transfers are bad. It you are running vista (I will give you an example) you should be getting 50 - 100mb/sec with that, around the same with XP.

With vista you MUST make sure your drivers are up to date and you have SP1, never have I had so much trouble getting correct speeds. On my setup I can get 94MB/sec from my Win Server 2008 with a SATA II 500 GB 16mb Cache drive, SATA 1 is abit slower (around 75MB/sec) to my sig setup. Transfers for 700MB files should honestly take 10 seconds or under, anything under 100mb should be just about instant. I would check your drivers.
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Well, I have all of the updated LAN drivers, I am pretty sure. I am testing this over a Windows XP Pro Computer. I don't run Vista anymore.

So all of this is based on XP Pro.

This is ridiculous, I don't want to reinstall XP iif it is some integrated software application, or similar.
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