Network File Server-Crawling read/write speeds
Posted on 2008-06-17
We have a 2007 Dell File Server(PE 2950), it has 5 drives, RAID 5 and there seems to be a problem. When I copy to or from the file server the speed is just too slow. I copied a 5MB file off the server to local desktop and took over 2 minutes, something isn't right but don't know where to look first. Can anyone give some suggestions on where to look, what steps you might take to identify and resolve the problem. I can provide any information you may need to help... This is greatly appreciated...
There is nothing special running on the file server itself, no SQL or anything like that, just plain file server, just can't be this slow.
This happens on all workstation in our office, but if I were to log onto a different server and connect to the file server, through network share, I can transfer a 27MB file in seconds, so I may have a misconfigured server... Thanks!!!!