Replaced the NIC card in my file server on Friday.

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  1. deusexaethera

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    retorq What up bitch??

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    I've been having issues with my on board Broadcoms too ... stupid TOE shit. Everyone on the internet says to disable it, I disable it and guess what?! Server throughput gos to shit!! I can't be the only one that has it working ... can I??
     
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    Better internet download speeds over network speeds? $167??! Jesus fuck. :io:
     
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    Be sure to turn the auto negotiate off and set to the highest transfer rate more than likely 100mb.
     
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    Yeah, it's a dual port card. They're always expensive as fuck. I just put a couple of single port Pro/1000s in if I need that many uplinks. Much cheaper that way.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106121
     
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    I actually got the single-port card, but damn if I can find it listed anywhere. I have some of the desktop cards too, but the server card has a built-in heatsink and a lot more features.
     
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    S how did it improve things? I transfer assloads of data over my network every day. However even with the onboard gigabit lan I can almost always consistently get 125MB/s+
     
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    My best guess is the heatsinked processor on the card is actually capable of handling checksum calculations and god-knows-what-other-shit it does when I'm crushing the network with 50GB file transfers. It's not the amount of data that gets transferred per day that was causing problems before, it's the amount of data transferred per session.

    Aerial imagery is fucking huge. Only thing I've ever seen with bigger file sizes are virtual machines and MSBackups, both of which I also have.
     

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