View Full Version : Mac Gigabit Ethernet Cards Network Performance

Oct 20, 2009, 08:02 AM
I now have a 1.8ghz CoreDuo MacMini and 2.0ghz MacBook and both have gigabit Ethernet cards in them, based on the Marvell Yukon chipset i believe.

I was wondering upto what speeds people have driven these ethernet cards?

I'm doing some testing using iperf version 2.0.4 but I can't seem to get any more than around 30MB/sec out of the cards.

Is this their limit? Have you managed to get better out of them? If so, how?

Synology have just brought out a NAS box (DS209), that reads and writes at around 60MB/sec, but pretty pointless unless your ethernet card is upto the same speeds.

Are there also performance bottlenecks on the newer Mini's too?

Any help would be appreciated.