This is my home server I use for DLNA, backup, main storage, and streaming:
Windows server 2008 R2
Intel Core i5 3570k
asus P8z77-i Deluxe
4x Samsung f4 2tb
LSI megaraid 9260-4i
8gb Samsung 30nm ddr3
40gb Intel 320 SSD(boot)
60gb Corsair Force GT(windows server 8)
500gb Seagate Momentus(temp install files)
Originally the server had x4 635 amd processor etc and I had a perc 5i card in there and my server worked great, I had no issues at all nor when I upgraded again to i7 2600k server and threw down a megaraid lsi card in there. I was able to transfer with ease and got extremely high copy rates etc. and of course streaming was flawless.
Now that I've upgrade my system(just a week ago) I've been stressing on trying to get my system to what I had before. I CANNOT copy ANY files from or to the server through mapped drives which I mainly use to access the server itself; streaming, storage, etc. I'll get a copy popup and it'll transfer at 16.kbs and even though the file was 1meg> it simply freezes.
Accessing the mapped drive has been a nightmare, requiring me to wait minutes before being able to enter folders or even open up files becomes worst; I cannot even stream a 7meg Mp3 at all. Before I streamed my entire library of music directly off the server and had no issues at all.
I've tried: swapping routers(wndr3700-r6300) both gigabit, cat 5e/6 cable swaps, disabled netsh autotuninglevel etc, reinstalling windows server, and updating all hardware etc.
Thing to note:
The computers are neither wireless nor have wireless at all and are no more than 3 feet beside another.
I chose windows server 2008 r2 not because it was free but because I wanted an actual OS where I can install applications and have it more or so as a 2nd computer.
I had to force install gigabit drivers as intel decided decided to not have the 82579v 2008 r2 driver support.(this is my biggest concern and fear as I already purchased a $220 motherboard that is itx form factor).
I changed my operating system from 2008 r2 standard to datacenter but from what I gathered the main difference was datacenter offered more(doubt I'll ever need but I wasn't losing out on anything).
Any advice is appreciated and thank you for reading.