Gigabit really slow on my mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by elec999, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. elec999 macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2007
    First problem there is no option for Gigabit full duplex for the network card. Second I only get max 12.5mb with Gigabit. Transfer to a fast server with Gigabit and raid0. That same server was able to receive at 45mb a sec from a cheap sempron pc with sata drive.
  2. Decrepit macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2007
    Foothills to the Rocky Mountains
    How are you measuring your throughput?

    Also, which Mini? If you have a 4200 rpm HDD, it will be very slow moving that data, regardless of the NIC.
  3. elec999 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2007
    I have the Mac Mini 1.5 2gig ram and 7200rpm hard drive.
  4. tyr2 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    It probably doesn't support half-duplex, most GigE kit doesn't, hence it doesn't offer a choice. For example the MacBook (Core Duo) supports these types

    supported media: autoselect 10baseT/UTP <half-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,flow-control> 100baseTX <half-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 100baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control> 1000baseT <full-duplex> 1000baseT <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 1000baseT <full-duplex,flow-control> none

    You can check yourself by doing 'ifconfig en0' in the terminal.

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