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  • Slow File Copy Speeds From Network Drive

    I have a Dell PowerEdge server running SBS 2008, serving an office of 15-20 clients, of various spec s running windows XP.

    I have recently and suddenly noticed a dramatic slowdown in the speed at which files are copied from the company shared network drive (v: ) to a client machine. File transfer isn’t the main cause for headaches tho, users of access databases are having some very slow running queries and this is causing a serious dip in productivity.

    I tested this by timing the transfer of a 95Mb file from the v drive to my desktop and comparing it to a shared folded (A: ) on another client. The V drive took about 147 seconds, the A drive about 24 sec!

    So I’m stumped now as to how I can troubleshoot this further. I’ve run chkdsk on the server, with no errors. Suggestions please for how I could get to the bottom of this!
    Last edited by Ashwah; 9th November 2011, 12:52.

  • #2
    Re: Slow File Copy Speeds From Network Drive

    What has changed?
    (updates, hardware, networking...)
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Slow File Copy Speeds From Network Drive

      Nothing! Not that I can tell anyway. There were no updates around the time it happened, on the server or clients. No changes to the hardware/network either.

      My job isn't just IT and I had been working on other things prior to this kicking off, so I'm pretty sure nothing has changed...

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      • #4
        Re: Slow File Copy Speeds From Network Drive

        Any new software installed on server or client?
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: Slow File Copy Speeds From Network Drive

          No new software on server since August. It's affecting all the clients the same and there's certainly no new software on all of them.

          Thanks btw

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          • #6
            Re: Slow File Copy Speeds From Network Drive

            If no new software installed then how about update software?
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            • #7
              Re: Slow File Copy Speeds From Network Drive

              Worth trying replacing the server's patch lead
              Tom Jones
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