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Gigabit Network working excepted for 1 computer > Slow write speed ?!

Q: Gigabit Network working excepted for 1 computer > Slow write speed ?!

Hi everyone,

I have the following weird problem and couldn't find any solution despite long troubleshooting...

Network architecture:

PC 1: Win 7 Gigabit Card Driver Updated Cable Cat 6 2x1.5TB Western Digital 1xSSD 64GB

PC 2: Win 7 Gigabit Card Driver Updated Cable Cat 6 1x1TB Western Digital

PC 3 (Brand New): Win 7 Motherboard: Gigabit P55A-UD5 All Drivers Updated especially Realtek ones Cable Cat 6 SSD 64GB + Raid5 on 4disks

Trendnet Gigabit Switch

Ex1: Copy PC1 to PC2 = 40-50MB/s >> OK

EX2: Copy PC2 to PC1 = 40-50MB/s >> OK

EX3: Copy PC1 to PC3 = 5MB/s ????!!!

EX4: Copy PC3 to PC1 = 50MB/s >> ok

EX5: Copy PC2 to PC3 = 5MB/s ????!!!

EX6: Copy PC3 to PC2 = 50MB/s >> ok

To sum up:

Given the transfer speed the gigabit network is working.
PC3 is the problem. When copying data from PC3 to PC1 or PC2 transfer speed are OK however when PC1 & PC2 are copying to PC3 the transfer speeds are ridicously slow. How can such a weird situation happen ?

Thanks a lot in advance for sharing your insights.
NB: Firewall / antivirus (NOD 32) deactivated

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Preferred Solution: Gigabit Network working excepted for 1 computer > Slow write speed ?!

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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So, I've been trying to fix this problem for months. I have two Maxtor hard drives on the primary IDE channel, one's a 120 Gb(master) and an 80Gb(Slave). Both of them write at about 1.8 Mb/sec and read at a normal rate. I've put a new ribbon cable in it, checked the jumpers, Windows says they're running in UDMA mode 6.

Both hard drives can't be bad, so I've ruled that out for now. I honestly don't remember when they first started running slow, but at least 6 months. I did a reformat about a year ago, and I think it was working well then, but that's a while ago and I just don't remember thinking it was slow at the time anyway.

Windows XP -SP3
AthlonXP 3200+
2 Gb Corsair Ram
120 & 80 Gb Maxtors
450 watt PSU


A:Slow write speed, but normal write speed

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I have a desktop workstation with an intel xeon 2.53ghz and 4gb of ddr3 ram, it has a broadcom netxtreme 57xx gigabit controller, and i have an Iomega home media drive, also a gigabit switch. I have my computer connected to the switch and the NAS to the switch as well, all using CAT6 cable. Everything seems to be capable of a gigabit network. But whenever I test the speed transferring between the computer and NAS the Speed only show it transferring at 35Mbps. Where is my bottleneck, or is this normal speeds?

A:Gigabit Network Speed Question

Is the NAS your Iomega home media drive or are there 3 external devices? I believe your bottle neck is with your Iomega home media drive....they are notorious for being slow, that's according to all the reviews.

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I've just added the first 'real' server to our network at my place of employment, a nice dual-core 300gb RAID server with a Gigabit NIC.

Previously we only had an Adaptec Snap Server appliance. Nice little unit for file storage.

I used a small 4-port switch to split the ethernet cable to the Snap Server, connecting my incoming cable to the uplink and both servers to ports one and two on the switch.

I've got a computer across the building running Retrospect backup to a 300gb Maxtor external drive. I configured it to backup the new server now as well as the Snap Server (which we still plan to use for general fileshare).

The snap server backs up and reads at ludicrous speed but the new server takes FOREVER to back up! One folder containing a 287mb database took about 12 hours to copy. This doesn't seem right with a gigabit card!

Can anyone offer any insight? Should I be looking at a bad cable or a setting? Mind you, both of these are on the same primary cable out to the last couple feet where I put the switch to split to both. What am I missing?

A:Slow speed from new server w Gigabit card

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I recently bought a Belkin 2m cat5e crossover cable to connect my desktop to my D530 laptop, in the hopes that it would be a faster way for me to directly transfer data between the two. The desktop's ethernet card is a Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller (model no. RTL8167), and the D530's is a Broadcom NetExtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller (model no. B57ND60X). Both seem to be gigabit-capable cards, yet I'm not able to get gigabit speeds from them; when looking at the connection, it shows 100Mbit/s, and the fastest speed that each of them can be set to in Device Manager -> Advanced -> Speed & Duplex is 100Mbit Full Duplex. Even worse, I'm not even getting those speeds when I transfer data - I'm getting a measly 1MB/s, so about 8Mbit/s, and even that is constantly dropping.

So far, I've tried updating uninstalling and then updating both drivers automatically via the Device Manager.

I then manually installed drivers, the Desktop's from here: Realtek RTL81XX PCI-E Network Connection Driver Driver Details | Dell UK, and the laptop's using DriverMax because I couldn't find a driver for it.

Still no luck, and I'm now at a loss for what to try. When I bought the crossover, I really didn't think it'd take this much to get it up and running, I suppose I was under the naive impression it'd be pretty much plug-and-play.

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Hi Guys,

I haven't been on this forum until now.

I have a Equallogic PS400 SAN, connected to a Powerconnect 6248 gigbit switch. Everything runs FINE on 2k8 server, Windows 2012r2 and VMware ESXi 5.1.

I created a iSCSI target for my wifes new pc which is based on a Gigbabyte MB, Gigabyte-970a-ud3, with a AMD FX-6100 hexacore CPU 4.2 Ghz , 16gGB DDR3 ram. Boot disks are a pair of SSD 240GB drives striped for even more speed.

Local storage is 4 2TB WD sata3( 6gbs) disks in a stripe for speed. I added a PCIe expansion card for a extra pair of 2TB disks (software striped) also SataIII (6gbs sec)
The network is a quad port Intel vt-100 server class nic. I have NO latency or retransmits on the network, Flow control is on and set up per Equallogic best practices.

There is 2.7 TB of movie ISO's on the 2TB stripe i want to move off to an iSCSI 6TB volume on my san.

Got it?

Here is the kicker , I can easlily move the data from the 2TB stripe to the 8TB stripe using robocopy, teracopy , etc. and it hauls butt and i get 120MB/ sec internal to internal SATA.
Theorectically (and in practice as i have a 2k8 server and 2012 server) i should be able to get 125MBs/ sec on my iSCSI san. I can never get anything more than 12.5MBs / Sec to the iSCSI target, the network transfer maxes out at 100mbs period. No matter what I do , the max network transfer of copying files is 100mbs and 12.5MBs from the windows 7 box. All of my other systems easily get the 100MBs /sec . I read tha... Read more

A:100mbs speed limit on a Gigabit network to a iSCSI SAN.

Can one of the mods move this to the performance thread. Its not a network or sharing issue.Its a performance QOS issue.

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tried wired and wifi same exact speed, as if its capped?

I know a far bit about networks set my own up using servers and stuff in my basement and even tried a store bought router in case it was somehow my ddwrt router which it wasnt

I have a new laptop ASUS ROG 17" G series its running 8.1

the source server has 6 147gb 15,000rpm sas drives in a raid dual gigabit network cables running esxi and ubuntu server with dual gigabit network cables, extremely fast speeds

everything is up to date on the laptop as far as I can tell I updated all drivers the gigabit network is using a Qualcomm Atheros driver from 7-16-2013 version signed by MS its not a "genetic driver" or whatever sometimes shows up under device manager

I have another normal desktop running 8.1 as well and it has no problems with network transfer speeds they exceed the drives capability to write to in the target drive from the server raid as does pretty much everything else I have, the server can serve files faster than anything can take them

but the laptop seems to be capped at exactly 10MB/s according to teracopy (windows explorer transfer shows 11.8MB/s but I suspect its wrong its probably 10 thats what my router clams its going at not 11.8) and the graph is a steady line as if its capped like that

what could be causing this problem, I can transfer from an external usb 2.0 drive faster than this network? - I have tried wired and wifi the speed is the exact same

A:Wired Gigabit network speed maxed at 10mbps?

Change network adapter speed from automatic top set at 1Gbps. Might also be a driver issue on the laptop, check for an updated driver.

Wireless well be much slower unless you are running on 802.11ac. I usually max out around 6MB/sec on 802.11n.

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Last week I have purchased a WD 2TB Green Drive as well as a non-raid capable raid card Rosewill RC-212; since my older PC (WinXP32, Celeron D, 1GB RAM) does not have SATA ports. I have installed fresh drivers form Rosewills? website even though they are not needed for non-raid configurations. The PC recognized the card right away as well as the HDD. The write speeds are as expected, however the read speeds are between 300KB and 2500KB. I cannot figure out why the read speeds do not exceed 2.5MB? I have plugged the HDD as an external drive via USB and the read/write speeds are as expected. Anyone knows why and how to fix it?

I have tried 1TB WD green drive (1.5-year old) and it works as expected.

Update 2:
I have just spoken with Rosewill tech and he said that using PCI card and such a large drive it is expected to be slow. Personally I believe it is B.S. You?

P.S. for moderators: I have similar thread under storage and networking, but it no longer applies as such issue. Please delete it.

A:My 2TB WD Green has fast write speed but slow read speed

The Rosewill card's transfer rate is "up to 1.5GB/s." The WD hard drive's is 3.0Gb/s. Perhaps if you set the jumper on the 5-6 pins to activate the 1.5GB/s rate per this instruction: Western Digital.

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Dear Tech Support Guys,

I have a Gigabit Capable Router. The Router being the NETGEAR WNR3500L Model. Which you can view from here... http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wirelessrouters/work-and-play/WNR3500L.aspx

I also have a Gigabit Capable NIC Card. The NIC Card being the TRENDnet TEG-PCITXR Model. Which you can view from here... http://www.trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?prod=140_TEG-PCITXR&cat=14

I also have the connection between both the NIC Card and the Router using FastEthernet Cabling (Hence: Category 5e). I am aware that Category 5e can support Gigabit connections. When both me and another one purchased the Gigabit Capable Router and NIC Card we connected to the NETWORK at 1.0 Gbps. A few months down the road, and now we both can only connect at 10.0 Mbps. We have both tried uninstalling, reinstalling, updating the drivers/software/NIC Card. We have also tried changing the cables in which connect from the NIC Card to the Router. I am aware that I will not connect to the internet at 1.0 Gbps, but I want to connect to the network at 1.0 Gbps. But what also is baffling is the fact that if we use the integrated NIC Card via the MotherBoard in which came with the computer as a whole we can connect to the network at 100.0 Mbps.

We are now aware the problem may not be the Gigabit Capable NIC Card but quite possibly the "Gigabit" Capable Router. We have QoS (Quality-Over-Service) Enabled on the Router, which should not affect the Connection Speed v... Read more

A:Not Connecting At Gigabit Speed With Gigabit Router

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I've upgraded my home network with a gigabit switch and NICs, but am experiencing disappointing performance.
Benchmark file transfer time for a 0.98Gb video file is 1min 15sec - roughly half the time it was taking on the old 100Mb network. Disk-to-desk transfer time for this file is around 19 seconds - i.e. 4 times faster than the gigabit network transfer.

The hardware is:
- Dell 2716 switch
- Netgear GA311 NIC on first PC
- Onboard gigabit NIC on 2nd PC (Abit AB9 Pro motherboard).

The lights on the switch indicate that both Pc connections are operating at Gigabit speed. The PCs are running XP SP2. There's no other significant network activity at the time of the test (i.e. no other PCs on the network).
Jumbo frames are enabled on the switch and both NICs, although disabling this doesn't appear to make much difference.

The speed of each NIC is set to auto-negotiate. If I set it manually to 1000Mb at both ends the transfer speed drops dramatically (approx 10 minutes to transfer the same file).

Cables are Cat5, both less than 5 metres long. I've ordered some Cat6, just in case.

Does this file tranfer performance sound "normal" for a gigabit network?? If not, how could I improve it?

A:Slow Gigabit network performance on XP?

Welcome to the real world. You are experiencing what I feel is about normal performance, and it's about what I see here. I believe it's the SMB protocol overhead that limits the absolute performance, as well as the difference between server versions of Windows and workstation versions. I get much better performance over gigabit connections using server versions of Windows talking to workstations.

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Hi everyone,

I've got a little networking problem and hope someone can help...

I have a Dell XPS 15Z with gigabit ethernet port, have dgs 1005d gigabit switch and WDTV live hub also with gigabit "capability"... The network cables should be fine...

The issue is that the file transfer (these are usually HD movies) from my laptop to WDTV are rather slow having in mind it's a gigabit network connection... The speed tops 15 MB/s. Same thing if I connect WDTV directly with my laptop. Any advice?

The switch indicates (green light) it has set-up a gigabit connection both with WDTV and my laptop.

I have disabled autotuning, RDC, AV software etc. Tried with jumbo frames, disabling flow control - EVERYTHING

I'm pretty desperate, so if someone out here could help, I would appreciate it...


A:Gigabit network SLOW file transfer

Welcome to SF,

From your computer's Device Manager, locate the Network Adapter, Advanced Tab then find Link Speed and Duplex, change the setting here from Auto Detect to Auto negotiate 1000mbps, see if that helps.

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hi guys.

i've recently got a Kingston DataTraveller 101 (4 gb) which says that its read and write speed is 10 mb/sec. I'm running windows 7 and when i tried copying a 3 gb file in the pen drive i was getting a speed of just 5 mb/s. is there any problem or is that normal.


A:Slow USB write speed

Not ideal, but within range. Any other devices drawing power on the bus? Source disk busy or fragged?

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Hi. My computer is Lenovo ThinkCentre M83.I setup Win10 on my Com.But the network speed is very slow.And sometimes computer stopped working forever.How can I solve it?Is this problem from Device or have to setup some drivers?Why this happening.Hope to get help. Zanati.Thanks.

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Hi. My computer is Lenovo ThinkCentre M83.I setup Win10 on my Com.But the network speed is very slow.And sometimes computer stopped working forever.How can I solve it?Is this problem from Device or have to setup some drivers?Why this happening.Hope to get help. Zanati.Thanks.

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Okay, I'm baffled. Usually I can trouble shoot problems, but not this time.

I have 8 computers on my network. My main computer (this one) has a very slow upload speed.

Comcast - 20mb down, 5mb up

This computer - 25mb down, .17mbps up

All of the rest will hit 5mbps up consistently.

Everything I've done here has not worked ...

I've plugged the computer straight into the modem
Updated built in network adaptor drivers
Flushed the DNS: ipconfig /flushdns
Put on a new network cable
Tried a network cable from a computer that does work fine
I spent 45 min's on phone with Comcast support.

I run XP Pro
All upgrades are current
i7 4gig ram
Dual 512k video cards

Computer worked fine few weeks ago. But now it's not.

I do not have an additional slot to install a new NIC card.

What do I try next?
What else do you need to know to help me trouble shoot this?

Thanks alot for your help.


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Hi there... here in my work we have like 9 computers, we all connect to a wireless modem using USB G wireless cards... when i use mine, i can easily use the internet service for about 2 or 3 hours working so well, the usb card led flashes only when im loading something... and suddenly, the entire network slow down, i can see the wireless card LED flashing continously and it doesnt stop... i know for sure its my computer because i disconnect my USB wireless card and the entire network go back to the normal speed, i used to have another usb card and now we bought a Linksys one and the same problem happens...

I hope you can help me!

By the way, sorry about my english, im from Mexico :P... thanks and regards...
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Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.1982.1192 [GMT -7:00]

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A:My computer slow down the internet speed in my network


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Okay, this has been going on for weeks. Even my pretty techie bro is out of ideas. My brother returned to college not long ago, but he was still home when it all started. I'd asked him to see if internet was slow or anything, and he checked and told me it was fine. A few days later my dad brought his laptop home from work. The laptop is only on our network when he's doing stuff at home - but I asked him, and I was for myself it was completely fine...and fast. And as my brother's now back at college with his laptop, my computer is generally the only one on the network, but as it was going on before that, I know their laptops weren't effecting anything.

Now that we're done with the back-story, I'll do my best to explain what's going on: The connection on my computer is fine. Sometimes it'll short out, but generally it's good. However, it's always slow - about maybe 2 times faster than dial-up. But pretty often it becomes incredibly slow, taking as much as 20-30 minutes to load something, even simpler things.

That's the best I can come up with right now about the problem. Resetting the router and/or restarting the computer can help a little, but it eventually goes to near dial-up speed, then down to when it's very slow.

I guess something to add is that I'm the only one with Vista on the computer. My dad's laptop has XP, and my brother has a Mac laptop.

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A:One computer out of three on a network has VERY slow internet speed

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I have 10 hard drives on my computer. 4 internal and 6 external (USB2). I noticed lately that one of the External ones (Seagate FreeAgentDesktop 1000) has a VERY low write speed when copting files to it.

I did a test with HD Tune Pro and low and behold, all of my other HDDs have a write speed of 25MB\s and the problematic one has a write speed of 5MB\s.

I did many kinds of tests on the drive but every one says that the drive is healthy. Not overheated, not fragmented, nothing.

I googled this issue and can't find any solution for this problem. Any ideas?


A:HD Sudden Slow WRITE Speed

That's actually pretty good to get that kind of performance on everything else on a system configured that way (must be XP). The most common speed I get on multiple external drives on one system is in the 15-17 MB/s but I do get a 5-6 sometimes as well.

It might have something to do with the write cache capability of the drive but USB is also a shared bandwidth protocol so the more USB devices that are attached, the more speed may be affected.

Possible solutions might be to convert some of the drives to firewire or eSata if possible, if using a USB hub, one or more ports could be 1.1 and also only use one external drive USB connection per one USB controller with nothing else attached which could cause bandwidth sharing. Also try playing musical ports and testing speed to see if its maybe just that drive or just that port.

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I'm not very familiar with troubleshooting USB ports and I can't find any info on the net about this problem. I hope someone who reads this message can help me out.

I've recently been experimenting with flashdrives. However I hit a problem with sloooow write rates on my home computer. I know it's strange because they operate fine on my work computer. Let me tell you some stats:

2 Flash drives: one is usb 1.1 and the other is usb 2.0.

Work Computer: Dell computer, win2000, usb 1.1
Home computer: custom built AMD machine(gigabyte mb 7dxr), winXP, built in usb port is 1.1, usb pci card is 2.0.

Speed Rates:

Work computer: (note: both flashdrives)
Read = ~800kb/sec
Write = ~500kb/sec

Home - usb 1.1 port: (note, both drives)
Read = ~800kb/sec
Write = ~133kb/sec
usb 2.0: 1.1 flashdrive has same rate as when plugged into 1.1 ports
2.0 flashdrive:
Read = ~2100kb/sec
Write = ~133kb/sec

As you can see there's a huge problem with the write rate on the home computer. I've tried updating drivers, reinstalling usb ports, changing cache setting, using different flashdrives, sacrificing small animals and nothing seems to work.

Anyone encounter this problem before or have any suggestions?

A:Slow write speed on USB port

Does anyone have any clues about this? Or do you know where I can go to get some help?

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I have 4gb and 16gb kingston DT 101 usb....both had slow read & write speeds on fat32(defulat format)..
-write speed 4-6mb/sec
-read speed 25mb/sec appx

When i format it to NTFS, it writes initially at 100mb/s and then suddenly slows down to appx 15-20mb/s... and sometimes it gets stuck somwhere in the middle or on 99% and when i cancel it it start cancelling but doesnt end up, and end ups by removing usb or by logging off... when i copy from usb to harddisk in ntfs format, its working f9...

Why there is problem in writing???

Any help will b appreciated... Thanx in advance

(I have dell inspiron n5520 core i5, 4gb ram, with win 7 ultimate 64bit... my laptop has usb 3.0 ports (all 4 ports).... i have updated drivers and windows... i have also set my usb to better performance from device manager... there is no problem sign in device manager)

A:USB 3.0 slow read & write speed

Those DT 101 are USB 2.0 drives, they will only go at USB 2.0 rates. USB 2.0 at beast is about 35 MB/s on reads but typically 25 MB/s. And these 4GB 101 are not particularly good performers:


The Kingston site specs say 10 MB/s read, 5 MB/s write.

If you want USB 3.0 speeds you need to get good USB 3.0 sticks.

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Hello, I just got my new Thinkpad T470 and I have been happy with it except for the SSD. I got an 512 gb model from the factory. I did run crystaldiskmark and results are: Seq Q32TI 1746/3224K Q32TI 358/137Seq 1006/3574K 38/81 I think those write speeds are really low for an pcie ssd, what do you think? There is screenshot about the results attached.

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I use my ssd since a year and since a few days the performance drops extremly!

First sceenshot is atto with initial settings ... (very slow!)
Second, with a little changed settings .... (upper right corner!)
and finally a Image with the ASS Tool Infos ...

I tried the bench with enabled or disabled cache (C:\ properties ...)
The disc hast round about 50 gig free space ....
And the Intel SSD Toolbox says no problems found!

Any Ideas??? How can i use/set the "fast" settings in my system?

A:Slow SSD (Intel) write speed

Welcome to the forums klwemu!

You could try resetting your WEI index. Try option 3 in the tutorial. Windows Experience Index - Reset

You could also try disabling write caching, but try the reset first, many have reported it doing the trick.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop [running Window 7] with a MATSHITA UJ8A0AS DVD RAM Drive. When I first got my laptop, it would burn up to 8x however recently it has been burning slower (a few months ago only going to 4x) now it is "maxed" at 2.4x, which would be ok if windows explorer and other DVD programs wouldn't tell me that my burning speed is either too fast or too slow (obviously too slow). Does anyone have any experience with this or ideas?

A:DVD Drive: Write Speed Too Slow

Hiyya Shadow mate have been dealing with Toshies for a while now and if tit isn't the driver then I reckon the drive is bung - easy to fix just put a new one in they are cheap enough.

Just so I can help you more what model do you have I have a quite a good site for fixing Toshibas.

The main thing is the bezel on the outside of the optical itself it needs a bit of coaxing to get off and replace onto the new drive

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So a couple months ago i started a download for a game on steam but when i was checking it, it would download at 400kb for like 10 secs and say busy writing to disk for a whole minute
i have 50DL and 4UP and steam usually downloads at a steady 6Mbps

I checked my main HDD write speed and it was around 100Mb then i checked my other HDD and the write speed was at a really slow 200Kb
I used a 3rd party program to check its status crystaldiskmark or info and both HDD's were fine
so i used S.M.A.R.T from CMD and it also said both HDD's were just fine so i really dont know whats going on
I am getting a new 1TB real soon and by that im doing a whole new build and i wouls like to turn my current PC into a home PC for my family but thats not gonna work out to well with a failing HDD that isnt being detected or something.
So does anyone know some tricks i could try to fix this or is it done for?

Oh and it couldnt have been heat or anything since my HDD's are literally always at body temperature level
31C - 36C
The HDD is also about 7 years old so it could just be dying but i want to know why its problems arent being detected by SMART or any programs

A:HDD Write Speed Extremely Slow

Download the disk utility from the hard drive manufacturer's web site.

It probably has a couple of tests. Run the quick one. If it passes that, run the longer one.

SMART isn't entirely reliable. Drives can go bad at any time with no warning.

But you may have healthy drives that are being affected by something else---malware for instance.

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Hello all, I am new to these forums and like what I see so far!! So, to my problemo!

I was given my friends laptop to attempt to fix. It's about a year old, and for approximately 3 or 4 months it has apparently been running very "slow". I did the usual virus/spyware checks but to no avail. So I moved on to hardware checks. It also seemed that anything I did took AGES to finish... For example, I did a simple chkdsk from command prompt in windows. This took about 1 hour to complete, stating "there are erros on the disk". I then ran the full chkdsk after reboot, which also took a very long time, and eventually began streaming errors very fast saying "The disk does not have enough space to replace bad clusters detected in file 1 of name." and this kept going counting up and up and up. I left it overnite counting upwards of 40'000, to find it in the morning, rebooted into windows.

I then moved onto downloading the HDD Diagnostic tool provided by the manufacturer. The HDD is a Fujitsu (MHV2080AT) 80Gb, IDE. There are 2 tests available in this program. The "Short" and the "Extended". The approximate times given for the tests were 2 minutes and 70 minutes respectively. However, the short test took an hour or so and passed and the extended was going for about 2 hours before I went to bed, it being at 25%. And once again, passing once I came back to it in the morning.

I got my hands on Freshdiagnose next and I finally see... Read more

A:Solved: Fujitsu HDD Write Speed Very Slow...

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Windows 2000 pro sp4

P4 3Ghz
1GB DDR 400

200gb maxtor hard drive 7200rpm 8mb cache
two partitions 120 gb & 60 +GB

The load time on Windows is 4 minuets
I used Fresh Diagnose and the hard drive's speed is:
write speed is 1.5 mb/s
read speed is 68.7 mb/s
When i copy files, (besides it taking a ridiculous ammount of time) the cpu is at 100% the whole time, rendering the computer useless becuase it is so laggy.
I followed the directions in this thread:
Still no change.
I hooked the hard drive up to another computer using windows xp and it worked normal.

Any Ideas?

A:Slow Hard Drive Write Speed

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Afternoon All:

This will be a fairly long thread for I need to include a lot of info. Hope you'll indulge me.
   About a week ago, I noticed that a flashdrive suddenly started 'writing" at less than half the speed it previously had.Went to "net"
and a few forums and after many attempts at restoring the drive, all failed and it was concluded the drive was dying. I was willing to accept that until yesterday when 2 more of my drives started doing the same. Ahmm..this isn't a coincidence. Something is
causing these drives failure... well, they really aren't failing, but are corrupted as opposed to their original abilities. I have run a series of 'corrective" measures on the first drive that started acting up. I've only run virus/malware scans on all
3 drives and all came up negative. If you'd like to know what I've done in regards to "repairing" the first drive, then please request it for it's an extensive list.
So, here's what I'm hoping to accomplish; #1. Identify and correct whatever is causing these drives slow writing speed. #2. Restore these drives to their original specs. You need to know that these drives aren't old by
any standards. Have never had any problems with these drives until they suddenly started writing at an exceeding slow speed. OK, I'll tender the specs:
[Kingston DT101 16Gb 2.0~original 7.4+Mb/s] [Sandisk Cruzer 8Gb 3.0 ~ original 14.6+Mb/s] [Sandisk Cruzer Glide 3.0 256Gb~ o... Read more

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Cannot get gigabit performance out of Nics in Win 7.. Locked 100 mbps. My motherboard is an Evga 590 Sli Am2 motherboard, with dual gigabit nics. Having established that there is really no benefit to using both nics at the same time in another post, I am now posting because it seems I am only getting 100mbps out of my nics, even though all the cables in the network are cat 5e, and both the router, and switch in the network are gigabit capable.

I started researching this problem some time back on the net, and came across threads where other folks were able to resolve, by installing their specific network driver from mobo maker, as opposed to the network driver bundled with chipset from nvidia. I did some footwork then with drivers, and was able to get my machine running at full gigabit speeds. It ran this way for the past few weeks, then when transfering a 1gb file from one machine on the network to another the other day, noticed that the speed was locked at 100mbps. I went under task manager, network, and noticed that the speed was back to 100mbps.

I am posting here to see if anyone has any advice. The only option on my nic controller config and the one I used to get it working before, is auto negotiate. Gigabit is not listed.

Any help greatly appreciated..

A:Gigabit nic stuck at 100mbps in Gigabit network.

I am guessing you checked this already, but can't hurt to post the info in case not.

Right click your network adapter in the device manager. Choose properties. Then advanced. For the link speed/duplex mode, choose 1000 mbps/full duplex or whatever setting is the closest to that. I don't have gigabit network so I can't say exactly. Also, if an update for the firmware of your router is available, that is always good to install.

If both nics are onboard, try disabling one of them (if not in use) in the bios or device manager.

Here's my settings though, where I'm saying to look. I know you said auto-negotiate is the only option. You're sure about that after checking again, right? Weird problem, heh. Perhaps another machine on the network is set to 100 mbps, thus defaulting your router to work at this speed also?

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My NIC stops working by showing a yellow "!".  I disabled it., uninstalled it, tried to update it, the problem remains the same.  Shutting down the computer and/or Reboot it will prompt the error message:  "PXE-E05: The LAN adapter's NVM configuration is corrupted". But, it will boot properly after without LAN network connection.When I tried to update it, it will stop by prompting: "Cannot install drivers. No Intel(R) Adapters are present in this computer".  In the BIOS, I reset it to the default, checked the boot order (the NIC is the last one in the list, which is normal).  I disable WOL. The problem persists.I don't know what to do now.  Since it said, while updating the driver, No Intel(R) Adapter is present.  In device manager, the adapter is still present with the yellow "!" .I restored my laptop to a previous Restore Point. Nothing! I would appreciate if someone could provide me with a solution! Thank you! Below is all the error messages when trying to install or update the driver:    

A:Intel(R) 82577LC Gigabit Network Connection stops working with a yellow "!"

Hi There, I'm sad there is no one to help me with my persistent, unsolved case with the NIC of my Laptop Lenovo X201 Tablet.  No one in this community to say even a word.  The Laptop is still working normally without the wired network connection. Someone from an Intel Forum suggest: " The eeprom on the NIC is corrupted, you can try reflashing the eeprom by checking with your laptop vendor for BIOS update."  I downloaded the lastest BIOS update from support.lenovo.com, to realize my BIOS is already up-to-date, because it's the same version than I'm trying to install.   Is there another way to reprogram the corrupted EEPROM on the NIC?  Please, help!

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Ok so I just got a used Intel Dual Gigabit 1000/PRO PT PCIE network adapter.

My Hardware is as follows:

Intel i7 3770k
ASUS Z77V-PRO mobo
8GB Ram
AMD Radeon HD 7850 video card
Audigy2 ZS PCI sound card

I have the most up to date BIOS on the motherboard

So I installed the network adapter into 1 of my 2 free pcie slots.
In BIOS I disable the onboard LAN adapter.

Load into windows and I get a new hardware installation message saying that the drivers for my "Xeon processor E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port - 0155" has been installed and ready. That is my first WTF.

I try to install the newest Intel drivers provided by the Intel website, I get an error saying "There is no Intel Network Adapter installed on your computer" error. 2nd WTF

I have no tried numerous combinations of using my 2nd free pcie slot in the mobo, no change in situation.

THe odd thing is, is that on the network card when its plugged in and computer turned on the green lights on the ports are on solid (not flashing) as I have no cable in them yet. So I dont think the card is dead. The card was used but looked to be in perfect condition.

What is the problem, can anyone help? I cant find any other people having many issues with these cards online.

A:Intel dual gigabit 1000/pro PT PCIE network adapter not working!

Just a guess but I think your Intel Dual Gigabit 1000/PRO PT PCIE was designed to work with a Xeon processor and a matching motherboard.
I believe it would be completely different circuitry from your motherboard and cpu.

Intel? PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter Product Brief

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Hello there. I bought a new PC about 1 week ago which is the following: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Asus P5E Deluxe 4GB Kingston HyperX 500 GB Seagate 7200.11 32 mb cache Im using Vista 64b Now, i noticed a slow responce from the system when im copying stuff or making any action that writes stuff on HDD. For example, copying lets say 2 gb from one folder to the other is a pain, and i can do it faster on my AMD 4200+. I decided then to use some benchmark tools like HD Tach or HD tune or sandra software... and all of them told me the same, i have normal read speeds (both sequencial and random) but way low sequencial write speeds... in the line of 8-13 MB/s if im lucky... Now i have removed the jumper thingy that limites the HDD to sata 1, i activated the cache thing and the advanced performance option too... I tried to plug the hdd on other sata "door" but the results are the same.. i also changed cable, with no luck... So, am i missing something? it would be nice to have my write speed on the level of the read speed... thanks in advance for the help.

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So today I ran Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 on my new Intel 520 120gb. The results where Seq Read 460 MB/s and Seq Write 163 MB/s. Kinda seems sorta slow on the whole write part. I'm new to this whole SSD thing so let me know if this is right around where they should be.


A:Help plz Intel 520 120gb Questions?Slow Write speed?

Here is a test I just did.http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee399/Bradley_Martinsen/test.png

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Am getting slow write speed in my Dell 7577 though it is NVMe SSD...
Is it because of this ?

A:Dell 7577 NVMe ssd slow write speed

There are various levels of performance in NVMe drives - they are not all the same.  Your Toshiba drive is known for being one of the slower models out there -- you're never going to see barnstorming performance from it.

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hi all, having a major issue with my SSD, all of a sudden it has terrible write speeds of only 1.5mb/s - I noticed a real slow down on PC, narrowed it down to SSD. Tested with various things, although read speed is ok, the write speed is atrocious. Tried it on both SATA 2 and 3 controllers and is the same, I have tried to delete it and clean using diskpart, recovery from image is taking 15 hours to write 139gb image in acronis, sure it should only take a couple of hours. Any help or advice appreciated please.

A:Extremely slow 1mb/s write speed on PNY xlr8 240gb SSD

Sounds like an issue for PNY support. I hope it's under warranty.

Have you tried new cabling? I assume you've tried all possible ports?

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I have had a SSD (Samsung EVO 850) which I have put into this case -  Satechi Type-C Aluminum HDD / SSD Enclosure - which should support up to 10 Gbit/s. I have connected it via usb-c, but the speed is just up to 40 MB/s...all my drivers and the bios is up to date.
Do you have any ideas, what I could do?


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According to Crystal Disk Mark 5:
Sequential Read Speed: 88.06 MB/s
Sequential Write Speed: 88.07 MB/s
Random Read Speed: 0.429 MB/s
Random Write Speed: 1.084 MB/s

According to Speccy:

I have two points that may help:
-I switched from windows 8 to windows 10 a couple months after windows 10 first came out My manufacturer said my laptop didn't support windows 10. The only compatibility issue I noticed at the time was with the trackpad but nothing else.
-I used a software program (don't remember the name) to combine the two default hard drive partitions originally on my laptop.

I'm not sure when the hard drive started slowing down in relation to these two things. All I know is that the problem has been occurring for at least 6 months. The laptop is approximately 2.5 years old. It takes forever to transfer certain files, install certain programs and start up the computer (tasks that rely solely on sequential read/write obviously aren't as affected). Any help would be appreciated and feel free to ask me as many questions as you need!

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Ever find your actual write speed is far less than the selected write speed?
For example I have a LG CD-RW 40x12x40
and use Memorex CD-R 700MB 48x multi speed disks.
I set it to burn regular music CD at 40x and it only writes at 16x
It seems drivers are far and in between and I have the latest so that rules that out...
Hardware getting run down and old maybe? It doesn't get used very often. Maybe easy CD creater is the weak link...
Any suggestions? comments?

A:Selected write speed vs. actual write speed

Does it write data at 40x?

It may be that your writing software is saving you from badly written audio CDs and automatically reduces write speed.

Most CD-RW drives fail to produce error free audio CDs when writing at full speeds.

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My new purchased T470s laptop (Serial Number: PC0S7E53 Machine Type Model: 20HGS24J00) is equiped with a 256GB PCLe SSD. The SSD is neither Samsung nor Toshiba. It's called LENSE20256MSP34MEAT2A ?! I don't even know how to search the specs of such part, as there is totally no information for such ssd in Google! But the key point is the SSD obtained a relatively low write speed compared with other NVMe SSD. As shown in test record by crystaldiskmark, the write speed is only 160 MB/s. Is this normal? Is it possible to ask for a change of SSD? Because my purchase is still within 7 days. Also, the battery is not that long-lasting as it claimed to be (10.5 hours). I charged until 100% and use the laptop for document reading with some online search in Wikipedia. The battery performance has been set to "better battery" and I didn't play videos and music in the process. The battery runs into 17% in 4 to 5 hours. Although I didn't expect it will hit 10.5 hours, but it is too much beyond that???? Could everyone help me with this? Is it normal or is that any possible solutions? Thank you! 

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Guys, a real basic question. I am looking at buying a new machine and have a choice of DVDRW/CDRW or DVDRW. The CD write and read speed (16 and 24) appears alot quicker than the DVD write and read speed (4 and 8). Is this a true comparison i.e. the CD reads 4 times quicker than the DVD or am I missing something. Will be using the laptop for a lot of CD reading for itunes and this is an important factor in my decision. All guidance appreciated. Cheers.

On a side note anyone know what the differance is between these two graphics chipsets?? i.e. which is better or are they pretty much the same

Gaphics chipset - Intel 855GM NVIDIA Ge Force FX go 5200
Mem Size - 64mb 64mb
Mem type - Shared Dedicated

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Hi, After weeks of trying to get an answer to this problem without any assistance, either online or here (what's the use of a warranty when there's no customer service to speak of?) I tried transferring some files to my flash drive a day ago. The thing that happened now was that the transfer started out fine for the first few seconds (as usual), before crawling to a halt and then stopping completely - I can't remember what the exact message was, but it was something in the vein of "problems with disk". I then found out that I could neither add or delete files to the flash drive as it had been write protected. I searched online for how I could remove this protection (regedit, command prompt), but nothing helped - to my great, great frustration. Therefore, the flash drive is now useless to me, thanks to the laptop. I then experienced that the external hard drive that I tried to transfer the files from had also been write protected! Before pulling out my hair I checked if this was also the case when I plugged it in to another laptop (Asus). It wasn't. But on my Lenovo z50-75 that hard drive is useless for some strange reason. After experiencing this mountain of problems I want to do a full factory reset on my laptop, and then reinstall all my programs. My question is how I go about doing this. And also: when doing the reset, will it boot up with Windows 10, as it did when I purchased the laptop a little over a year ago?   

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Hi all,On my brother's computer, he is unable to switch users when he is already logged into an account. His computer is running Windows XP. The computer is also very slow, and upon logging in, the icons take a long time to load (about 8-10 minutes). This problem has been going on for about a year now. I also get a message saying QUOTE"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."Apparently, he had been trying to restore TCP/IP files last night, but it didn't work and he got this error message as a result. I suspect this might be malware, so I was wondering if someone could check these logs and see if it is malware or something else that would be causing the problem. This might also be related; the internet and network services no longer work on his computer. A few days ago, he was on WinRAR Archiver, and he suspects he might have deleted some important files there to cause the internet not to work. But also, possibly that might not have caused the problem. I'm on my computer now, and transferring the data logs through a USB driver. DDS log is below.------------------------------------DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Nelson at 1:30:36.15 on 01/01/2003Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2055Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.2.1033.18.1022.461 [GMT -3.5:30]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOW... Read more

A:Computer is very slow & network services not working

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.We need to create an OTL report,Please downloa... Read more

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I'm asking this because me and a friend of mine both bought HP ProLiant Microservers at the same time. We both have the same setup which is PC and Server both connected to a Gigabit switch.

He can receive speeds of over 90MB/s when transferring from PC to Server using default windows file copying. I can get no higher than 35MB/second using Windows file copy or by using TeraCopy.

I have tried copying from different sources ie. Different hard drives in my PC (I have a Seagate 320GB 7200rpm) and from a laptop which has a gigabit port too but still no faster speeds.

We both have the same hard drives within our servers.

I thought it could have been a driver issue on the server however we checked side by side the driver and the advanced configuration of the NIC however still no joy!

I have attached HIS screenshots of the speeds he receives. We also did a netperf test. his throughput is 377.33 while mines is 170 - 177. Also tried changing speed & duplex settings to 1000mb full, auto, 100mb full etc etc. NO JOY.

According to netperf if the throughput is not what you expect for your type of connection then it's a NIC issue or driver issue or NIC settings issue. But i've tried now from 2 different sources yet still no joy and i've also tried different cables and also direct connection via crossover.


Screenshot of my Friends performance...


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I'm asking this because me and a friend of mine both bought HP ProLiant Microservers at the same time. We both have the same setup which is PC and Server both connected to a Gigabit switch.

He can receive speeds of over 90MB/s when transferring from PC to Server using default windows file copying. I can get no higher than 35MB/second using Windows file copy or by using TeraCopy.

I have tried copying from different sources ie. Different hard drives in my PC (I have a Seagate 320GB 7200rpm) and from a laptop which has a gigabit port too but still no faster speeds.

We both have the same hard drives within our servers.

I thought it could have been a driver issue on the server however we checked side by side the driver and the advanced configuration of the NIC however still no joy!

I have attached HIS screenshots of the speeds he receives. We also did a netperf test. his throughput is 377.33 while mines is 170 - 177. Also tried changing speed & duplex settings to 1000mb full, auto, 100mb full etc etc. NO JOY.

According to netperf if the throughput is not what you expect for your type of connection then it's a NIC issue or driver issue or NIC settings issue. But i've tried now from 2 different sources yet still no joy and i've also tried different cables and also direct connection via crossover.


Screenshot of my Friends performance...


A:Can't get gigabit speed :(

It could just be that your non server side hard drives are not fast enough. 90 megs a second is pretty fast for modern mechanical hard drives. Your laptop drive is probably pretty slow because they are designed for low power consumption rather than speed, and that 320GB drive is old - I would be surprised to find that it could sustain a read faster than 60 megs a sec.

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I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with gigabit. My network only goes up to about 20% max when I do file transfers (video files mainly ~20gb). All cabling is cat6. Thanks!

A:Gigabit not up to speed

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I'm trying to understand how fast a DVD burns, I mean in minutes it takes to burn data to the disk. What I want to burn to DVD is actually just data for storage, not movies.

Let's say I want to burn 4.7 Gigabytes of data to a DVD. The way I calculate it, if I burn at 2.4x, it should take about 27 minutes to do this, once the burn is started.

Is that about right?

By the way, I don't own a burner... yet.

A:DVD Burners, Write Speed and Write Time?

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