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Slow network speeds - How to find bottleneck?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by GravyMonster, 8 Oct 2009.

  1. GravyMonster


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,343

    Location: The land of milk & beans

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to copy a backup DVD of old work to our NAS at work and it's taking faaaaaaar too long.

    It's a standard DVD (4.7Gb) and Vista is telling me it's going to take 2 hours and 20 minutes to copy over our Gigabit network. Is that right?

    If that's slow, is there any way I can spot the bottle neck?

  2. james201


    Joined: 2 Aug 2009

    Posts: 36

    even though youve probably finished this now,

    try a program called Teracopy, it sped up my transfer of 36gb to about 6 minutes, from 3 hours 15 mins. The problem could also be the read speed of the DVD device. Rememeber, the files can only be written as fast as they are read :)

    hope this helps