just repurposed a used HP Core 2 Duo desktop system (4GB ram, 400GB SATA HD) (specs here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/prod ... t=3359920&
) and loaded Ubuntu server 10.04 LTS (64-bit) using SAMBA to set up a folder share.
Ubuntu server connected to gigabit switch in turn connected to D-Link DIR-655 router.
Windows 7 Desktop system connects via Gigabit NIC to same router.
Using CAT6 cable between all points.
Mapped a network drive to the share in Win 7 and Initially tried testing network performance with built in 10/100 nic (on Ubuntu server) and performance wasn't great. Installed an Intel Gigabit NIC into the PCI express x16 slot and then tried again using the methods you specified in this posting: viewtopic.php?p=7001#p7001
ntimer creatfil test1.dat 97657
command three times with different file names and the command ran in a little under 6 seconds (avg. 5.9) which by my calculations equates to 16.9 MB/s.
ntimer xcopy test1.dat c:\temp
command a few times and average time taken was just over a second (1.1) for a 90MB/s rate.
Just wondering what you think of these results? Planning to use the HP system as a NAS and squeezebox server using the Ubuntu server os fulltime.