I disabled Homegroups, no luck.
I also installed XP on my NAS.
I seem to sometimes hit 50MBps or more... But most of the time it goes back to 9-14MBps... I even setup ramdisk on winxp and seem to get the same low speeds. So its probably not the hardware, just MS software mucking it up somewhere.
I do not know much about networking, but im currently installing winxp in vmware workstation, I setup bridge on my second NIC, ill assign it an IP and see if I can connect to my NAS, if I can, I *imagine* this connection wont be hindered by win7 if its part of the issue.
Im also considering buying a few intel nics with cat6 cables, but I doubt thats 100% the issue.
edit: no luck with vmware. I am getting about 37MBps avg, even tho the HDD gives me 88MBps avg in hd tune in vmware with a min of 56MBps avg. While my NAS gave me same speeds if the source was the HDD or ramdisk....
Last edited by ComputerGuy2006; 12-04-2012 at 10:26 PM.