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    Advice on server

    hi guys,

    i don't know where everyone's got to, but i need your help!

    i'm not happy with the windows 7 setup with a shared drive. It seems slow and windows is slow. Would changing to Windows Home Server or another media server reduce the resources?

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    Re: Advice on server

    all depends what you are sharing, what the spec of the "server" is and how the network is setup.
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    Re: Advice on server

    Could do with a bit more information to help visualise both your setup and what issues your having.
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    Re: Advice on server

    Sorry guys...here they are:-

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    Re: Advice on server

    When you say shared drive, is the drive currently in the PC or accessed across a network?
    What is else is accessing this shared drive?

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    Re: Advice on server

    Maybe a bit more RAM and a better graphics card for decoding video would help.


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    Re: Advice on server

    @ Chaos - its a drive on the pc which i have shared on the network for others to access.

    @ Cat - it doesn't have any issues with decoding movies...its mainly the share folder thats slow to access.

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    Re: Advice on server

    How is the drive accessed over the network? (wired/wireless/hobbits)

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    Re: Advice on server

    everything is wired over gigabit lan

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    Re: Advice on server

    what kind of switch is it?

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    Re: Advice on server

    there isnt any switch....its a virgin media superhub

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    Re: Advice on server

    Try copy a large file across the network. Tell us what the transfer rate is. Win7 copy should give you some details.
    Is there an Antivirus scanning the network share form the other PCs?

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    Re: Advice on server

    already did that and its approx 500mbps

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