I have an office with a 15 computer "workgroup" network with a dual xeon server. I have created a 900 Megabyte file to test the transfer speed between each computer and the server. All are connected with gigabit adapters (most with intel Pro).
Why are some of the computers so slow at transfering this file. In one case, I have three identical computers (quad core with 2 Gig of ram and XP Pro). One of them takes 9 seconds to transfer the file while the other two takes 1 Minute and 40 seconds.
My personal computer is a HP Pavilion I7-930 with 8 Gig of ram. It also takes 1 min and 40 seconds. I have tried comparing drivers and card settings
Any help would be appreciated in explaining the speed differences.