Re: Slow transfer between ubuntu 12.04 and network hdd
I am having similar problems.
I have Ubuntu 10.04, which shares file systems using Samba. My Windows 7 client is able to read files at only 1.5Mbps. A Windows-XP client Virtual Machine is able to read files at around 50Mbps (i.e. using Samba, but not using the network adaptor).
I have a "Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 21)", so not the low power version of the chip described in some of the posts above.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.