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Windows 7: Why is copying data between my 2 computers VERY slow?

13 Jan 2010   #21
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Okay I plugged in some different spare Ethernet cables - maybe a FEW% faster now... but it still feels *very* slow - gradually crawled up to about 660KB/s - I but I'm pretty sure I was getting about 10 times that when copying windows XP to windows XP...
Yes, you should be seeing speeds nearing 10 megabytes per second...not 600KB/s.

Do both computers speed test at expected speeds to the Internet? Or is one signfiicantly faster to the Internet than the other?


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13 Jan 2010   #22
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Static IP your network and see if you see a difference...
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13 Jan 2010   #23
shiphen

Windows7 Pro x64
 
 

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I just found something that might be of some help:

Slow Network File Copy issues in Windows 7 caused by Remote Differential Compression | Windows Reference

It relates to a compression feature in Windows 7. You could give that a try and let me know if it makes a difference.
Yes Remote Differential Compression was set on.
No, turning it off didnt make any difference.
A silly question on my part: Did you reboot after making the change?
Yes I did.
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13 Jan 2010   #24
shiphen

Windows7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
Do you have any Firewlls or Antivirus running


Like i said ... these anti virus can be a pain in the *** and sometimes they lke to scan files as they leave and come in the network... so if yoursending files, and its scanning that could be a big slow down.

Look on the cable your using to connect...

What CAT does it say 3, 5, 5e, 6?
One is Cat 5e the other is CAT6. Each are only a few feet long.
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13 Jan 2010   #25
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

then its not your cables and speeds, those cables can handle gigabyte speeds.
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13 Jan 2010   #26
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
then its not your cables and speeds, those cables can handle gigabyte speeds.
GigaBIT......not byte. But yes, you are correct those cables can handle that speed.
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13 Jan 2010   #27
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

did you write that last one to correct me... that hurts... *lol*


lets not split hairs here.... we have a crisis here...
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13 Jan 2010   #28
shiphen

Windows7 Pro x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shiphen View Post
Okay I plugged in some different spare Ethernet cables - maybe a FEW% faster now... but it still feels *very* slow - gradually crawled up to about 660KB/s - I but I'm pretty sure I was getting about 10 times that when copying windows XP to windows XP...
Yes, you should be seeing speeds nearing 10 megabytes per second...not 600KB/s.

Do both computers speed test at expected speeds to the Internet? Or is one signfiicantly faster to the Internet than the other?
Difficult to say - I only have on monitor so I have to do logmein.com to get at the old WinXP machine. But even via logmein.com the WinXP machine runs at a dowload of 6.9 and upload of 0.35. (compared to the Win7 machine's 7.2 and 0.37)
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13 Jan 2010   #29
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
did you write that last one to correct me... that hurts... *lol*
lets not split hairs here.... we have a crisis here...
Yes, and I'm sticking around here waiting to hear back as to whether both computers benchmark to the Internet about the same. That will say about duplex and speeds, network drives and cables.

I wasn't trying to be rude, just correcting the terminology as it's important to keep bits and bytes sorted during these chats to ensure that we aren't arguing semantics rather than an actual problem.
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13 Jan 2010   #30
shiphen

Windows7 Pro x64
 
 

FWIW, I am using Avira on my Win7 machine (apparently Kasperky cripples Internete Explorer for some reason), and AVG on the WindowsXP machine.

Btw, do any of you guys have an strong recommendations/opinions (preferably based personal experience of different AV software!) on for what AntiVirus software to use that does not slow down one PC too much?
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