File transfer time?

November 18, 2007 at 00:20:24
Specs: XP-Vista, intel
I am having a problem with a home network. When I try to transfer large files 3gb+ it is taking 7-8 minutes. I says it is transfering at 5.5mb/sec. This seems slower than it should be since it is a 100mb network. What could be the problem if it is not the network it self? Protocol is that is constantly broadcasting? Any help would be great.

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November 18, 2007 at 01:12:35
First don't mix bits and bytes. Then there is system overhead. Packet headers take up some space. And system housekeeping takes up time. If you have many files in a complex directory structure there is time to create the file names themselves.

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November 18, 2007 at 14:09:10
If you're transfering "3gb+ it is taking 7-8 minutes" you don't have a problem...

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November 18, 2007 at 16:57:41
Above are correct.

Even at 100mega bit and even if you had a switch you could expect at best about 70% of that in real number. A byte and a bit are 8 times off. I use the divide by 10 and guess it that way.

3G (we assume in byte) is OK in 7 minutes I'd guess. 100megabit connection is 10megabyte per second. 3000 div 10 is 300 seconds. 300 div 60 is 5 minute so that would have to allow for the 70% rule. That brings us up to about 7-8 minutes. Could be much worse. Hubs are about 30%.

I read it wrong and answer it wrong too. So get off my case you peanut.

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November 18, 2007 at 23:49:36
Thanks for the info. I guess I am just use transfering small files.

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