Read speed over LAN on server slow from workstation
Posted on 2013-05-16
I installed a Dell Server with Server 2012 Essentials over a network that had three workstations. The implementation of the server was for a quicker dedicated server to file share quickbooks pro 2010 over the network in multi user mode. Initially, I thought it was a compatibility issue between the new server OS and the older QB Pro version.
I finally ran a LAN test from a workstation, that was able to connect to the shared folder on the server. My write speed was normal at about 88MB, but my read speed ranged from 5-21 MB. I know QB requires a read speed of at least 40MB so as not to lag ridiculously on file startup.
Any ideas why the read speed would be so slow?