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    I do have a Netgear ReadyNas 2100 8Tb, would moving the shares accross to that speed things up, there are 2 NIC's in it that can be teamed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dezt View Post
    I do have a Netgear ReadyNas 2100 8Tb, would moving the shares accross to that speed things up, there are 2 NIC's in it that can be teamed.
    Possibly, do some speed testing on it to be sure. It depends on the hardware inside it. I would be tempted to split the shares out between the systems to provide even more overall throughput.

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    Everything SYNACK says I agree with, though since budget is an issue and you're only needing to store files a NAS device might be a cheaper fix, even an older model on eBay might give improvements. Of course if the budget allows look to a SAN.

    Keep in mind a good RAID controller alone will not give great results unless you match it with the right number of spindles.

    Just noticed the 2nd page, the ReadyNAS device looks like a great place to start. I could not find how much cache the controller has, but is a nice platform for testing.
    Last edited by _Adam_; 10th April 2011 at 09:53 AM. Reason: New info

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    Thanks for the advice guys, i'll start looking at moving the share that is accessed the most over to the NAS tomorrow. Then i'll look at teaming the 2 nics.

    I would expect the NAS to be better than the fileserver I have, after all, that's what they were designed for (i think).

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    Gotta agree with what everyone else is saying, most of the time it's not the network that gets swamped it the Disk I/O on the server. And of course there is only one way to find out, and that is to monitor the hell out of your network to find where the bottle necks are.

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