Gigabit really slow on my mac mini

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

  1. elec999 macrumors regular

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    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.
    Thanks
     
  2. Decrepit macrumors 65816

    Decrepit

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    #2
    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

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

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    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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