Mac Pro :: What File Transfer Speeds Possible Over Gigabit Ethernet

Apr 9, 2012

Our still photographic studio has a range of MACs all connected via a gigabit D-Link switch to a series of Buffalo NAS raids. Wiring is CAT5e, all devices have gigabit ethernet cards and the link lights on the switch suggest that all devices are connected at that speed.We currently get file transfer rates of between 5 and 12 MB/s depending on network traffic.We would like to upgrade our NAS to a NAS/SAN, preferably using the existing wiring (and avoid the expense of Fibrenet). 50 or 60MB/s would be great if possible.Any suitable architecture and Hardware. Cable lengths are a maximum of 30 metres.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Transfer File From Mac To Pc Via Ethernet Cable

May 18, 2012

how to connect a mac to a PC , so that I could transfer files bigger than 8 gb from My MAC to other PC  via Ethernet cable??

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Jan 11, 2011

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Feb 10, 2012

I have my iMac (2009 model) and MacBook Pro (2011) connected to a D-Link Gigabit switch using CAT5E cables.Switch is connected to my router using gigabit connection. Switch is showing gigabit connections for the link to the router and the link to the MacBook Pro (MBP). Link to the iMac only shows 100 mbit connection.

Cables are ok since behaviour is exactely the same when I change/swap iMac and MBP.

When I go the network/ethernet settings in iMac and change from "automatic" to "manual" and select gigabit, the iMac claims there is no network cable connected at all. When changing back to "automatic", connection is re-established but again with 100mbit connection only.


Info:iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Nov 2, 2010

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Jan 6, 2008

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Jan 28, 2009

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Oct 16, 2009

In my house there is a wired and wireless connection.

On my macbook (2008 Al) the port on the side is gigabit internet.

In my house the cables are all ethernet (blue cables). These do not fit in the port on the side. Is there a way or an adapter to convert the ethernet to a gigabit connection?

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Jan 27, 2007

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Mar 6, 2009

I have noticed that about once a day at around 9pm or so my network goes out for 45 seconds to a minute and then comes back on.

I know this is weird and maybe its something we are doing but has anyone ever heard of this issue?

Is there a fix for it?

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May 26, 2009

Anyone have good luck with a gig-e->USB adapter? I'm planning to get a MBA and cinema display, but I need the use of gigabit ethernet. Will it work well if I plug it into the USB hub on the display and will I be able to max out the USB connection?

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Hardware :: AEBS (gigabit) Slower Than Direct Ethernet?

Aug 24, 2009

I have a gigabit AEBS, that only gets 12 MB/sec MAX when I transfer files between my 2 macs via ethernet cable. I get 45 MB/sec MAX when I connect the 2 macs directly to each other via ethernet cable. What the hell is going on here? is this typical of the AEBS? I would expect these numbers from the 100Mbps AEBS, but not the gigabit version.

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Jun 18, 2012

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MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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IMac :: Connect With Laptop With An Ethernet Or USB Cable For Fast File Transfer?

Jun 3, 2010

I live in a shared house and connect both my iMac and PC laptop to the internet via Wifi.

This is fine for the internet, but I'm constantly transferring large volumes of files between my laptop and iMac and it's unbearably slow. I can't connect to the router via ethernet because it's in the living room.

Can I connect my laptop and iMac up with an ethernet or USB cable for fast file transfer?

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Oct 22, 2007

I've been looking around for an additional gigabit ethernet card for my single 1.8 G5 processor. I've read many of the postings but they relate to the 1.8 dual processor with pci-x. I only have pci slots (4 ram slot model - late 2004 revision) and am stumped.

The DGE-528T looked like it may work, then I read it hasnt been confirmed as working for the G5 sinle processor as of yet.

The next card that may work is the Intel PRO/1000MT.

Single processor G5
Mac OS X (10.3.9)

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Aug 25, 2009

i share a house with my brother, lucky me He got a PC with Vista in his room. I got a lovely imac in my room. He gets the broadband cable direct into his room. It averages 40 mbps download , 1.67 upload. We use a wireless Netgear router one thats suppose to handle N wireless and i pick the wireless up on the airport extreme in my imac. Unfortunately i only get about 12 mbps download , 1.20 upload, even though i'm only in the next room. We both play WOW online. It works so much better on his PC cos of the internet speed. Could I use a gigabit ethernet connection between the PC and imac, to share the internet and still play WOW independently?

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Jun 21, 2012

Has anyone had issues upgrading Thunderbolt to 1.2.1 to support the new gigabit Ethernet adapter?  I have tried about 6 times to do the update but my ethernet adapter still isn't being detected.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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PowerPC :: G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Dual 500MHz With 23" Cinema Display

Sep 16, 2008

I'm a PC guy (unfortunately), and I wanted to get my wife (graphic designer) a Mac present for our 3 year wedding anniversary (maybe a bad choice). As a cheep axx i looked on eBay for best deals... and happen to stumble upon an old G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) Dual 500MHz tower. I understand that is a old model, but the budget constrains gave me a no better choice... $300-400. For the first Apple it is a start.To make it up i got her a 23" Cinema Display.My dilemma as you see is the old vs new technology. I have not yet received the merchandise, but as i read I'm up for a surprise.

1. Do i need a power adapter for the display?
2. Do i need a ADC converter (or something like it)?
3. What (cheep) Graphic card will be a plausible fit to avoid conversions?
4. Will that card work with my motherboard (if there is one inside lol)

So far browsing i got:
RADEON 9800 Series

Requirements: Power Mac G4 or G5 with NVIDIA graphics card or ATI Radeon 7500 or better graphics card Limitations: The Power Mac G4 Cube computer must have a Nvidia Geforce 2MX graphics card to be compatible with the Apple Cinema Display HD or Apple Cinema Display (20-inch). he Power Mac G4 - (Gigabit Ethernet) video card does not support the Apple Cinema Display HD or Apple Cinema Display (20-inch) unless the original video card is updated to one that meets the specification for the display.

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Mar 8, 2009

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Jun 13, 2012

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Jun 13, 2012

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MacBook Air (Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Jul 11, 2010

I want to put all my media (mainly music and movies) on an external hard drive.

It will be connected to MacMini media server using Plex. Then I wish to share to a MBP over the network (using Airport Extreme Base station).

Question is what is faster?:
1) a Firewire 800 hard drive connected directly to the MacMini then shared over the network?

2) or a Network hard drive connected directly to the Airport Extreme via CAT5e/CAT6, then shared over the network?

Given the size of some video files I have (High def movies 4GB+) I'd like the smoothest and fastest transfer rate.

Really confused welcome any suggestions!

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Apr 22, 2009

I have 1TB Seagate Freeagent external (15mb buffer / 7200rpm) connected to MBP. Transfering .avi files using firewire 800 takes about 20 seconds per gb so around 50mb a second - Is that not incredibly slow considering firewire 800 is rated upto 800 mb/s?

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Jun 12, 2010

My girlfriend just got a new MacBook Pro and I've been helping her transfer software and such to her computer from my MacBook Pro. When I was transferring games to a USB 2.0 flash drive (it was only 25% full and it is 2GB), it was freezing up when transferring multiple things. So, I stopped everything, and transferred everything one at a time. Well, it took between 5-10 minutes to transfer a 50MB game! When I plugged the drive into her computer it took all but 30 seconds to transfer. Is this difference accounted for by the .14 GHz processor bump from my 2.26 to her 2.4? Or should I be concerned about this slow speed? My computer is little over a year old now and I've already had the logic board replaced.

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Nov 20, 2010

I have a new MBA (4GB), which I am very pleased with but I can't figure out why its wifi transfer speeds seem much slower than my Mac Pro. The MBA gets a max of about 250 kb/s while the Mac Pro gets over 1000. I'm wondering whether there's some adjustment that would speed up the MBA.

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Mar 24, 2009

I've been getting terribly slow transfer speeds when trying to send files to friends over iChat. It can even take over 15mins to just send a 1mb file.

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Apr 18, 2009

How long does it take for you to copy about 12GB wirelessly over a N network to a NAS attached to your router? For me (Granted its over G because I don't have a N card), it takes close to 5 hours for 12GB :O. Is it supposed to take that long or what?

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OS X :: Drive Make Noise And Low USB Transfer Speeds

Jan 22, 2010

I have some questions to ask about my MacBook Pro (15" 2.66ghz mid09). It's running under 10.6.2 fully updated.

1) My optical drive sometimes keeps making this noise every 10sec even without a disc in it, is it normal?

2) My hard drive sometimes makes this noise even when there is no disk activity (I checked with Activity, again is this normal? I remember hearing the same noise on my old PC when there was some heavy disk activity; but on my Mac it does it for no reason.

3) Can you recommend me a fan control software for Windows 7? Having to boot on OS X, set the fans at 5000rpm and reboot every time I want to do some gaming is pretty tiring

4) I was making a little video with iMovie today, I only added a photo and a mp3 file but suddenly my computer started getting slow, that's when I noticed it was actually taking 2.20Gb of memory.

5) Can you recommend me something that would give me the same mouse acceleration curve as in Windows? I tried SteerMouse, USB Overdrive, MouseFix and ControllerMate but none of them gave me a satisfying result. It makes me feel that my new Kone mouse is totally useless.

6) I have low transfer speeds to/from USB drives, around 5Mbytes/sec while my friend with his 2006 HP laptop could achieve around 20Mbytes/sec with the same USB drive. No, it's not funny.

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Jun 19, 2010

Got a question for all you people experienced with wireless LAN transfers over a 5GHz 802.11n network. I just got myself a new AirPort Extreme and a 2TB hard drive. I'm planning on using this 2TB hard drive as a media server, but only for one stationary MacBook that I have hooked up in the living room. Here's my problem: If I plug the hard drive directly into the AirPort Extreme and transfer something from my iMac in my bedroom, the speeds are fantastic. I definitely see the 5GHz speed bump, and can transfer a 4GB file in just a few minutes. However, since the MacBook isn't that powerful, streaming a movie over WiFi seems to skip the playback a bit.

I would love to have the server plugged into the MacBook to avoid this skipping. I've tried playing a movie off a USB drive and it plays perfectly fine. However, when I transfer a movie from my iMac to the hard drive hooked up to the MacBook, the transfer speed is much, much slower (what would normally take a few minutes takes about 15). Why is it doing this? Is this normal, or should the transfer speed be theoretically the same as if the drive were plugged into the AirPort? I double checked that this MacBook is in fact connected to the 5GHz network (although it's at 270mbps instead of 300, but I don't think that should make that big of a difference).

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