Transferring files to my samba share is about 2.5 times slower than transferring them to a windows share. In both cases destination was to an entire hard drive shared. No RAID on destinations. The WinXP Pro machine had a 320 gb, and the linux has a 700gb.
This is my topology:
Linksys Cable Modem->Linksys Router(10/100)->Wired to:
WinXP pro SP2 machine 1
WinXp Pro SP2 machine 2
D-Link 10/100 switch->wired to:
Ubuntu Server with Samba (was 7.10 upgraded to Hardy Herring/Haron or whatever).
The network cable between the Router and the D-Link switch is maybe about 15-20ft long. All other cables are just a few feet long. Switch indicates 100mbps connections. I took the switch out and connected the long cable directly to the Samba share box, rebooted it, and did the transfer again with no improvement.
The Samba machine:
P3 650 mghz
900+ mb ram
OS on 18 gig hd(not sure how fast it is, probably original in the machine)
Share attached to a new Promise SATA300 TX4 pci controller card with the 700gb hard drive being the only drive connected to it.
I did not install the drivers for the SATA card because the CD only had windows drivers, and the linux drivers looked like they required making a floppy disk, and I don't have a floppy drive in this computer. So I just installed linux hoping it would have the driver already. The drive was mounted fine, so I assumed so. Just wondering if the manufacturer driver would improve performance. They only offer a SUSE and RedHat versions for linux. Which should I try to use?
Thanks in advance.