This is what I get from the destination server while transferring a huge file to it over the LAN.
- The screenshot has been taken during the file transfer, I did not paused anything, the transfer was going on during all the time.
- In the Windows file transfer pop up window, the ETA shown goes from 4 minutes to something like 138 minutes then gets back to 3 minutes, then 200 minutes, so on so forth.
It follows a pattern! The link utilization drops to 0% following a pattern, and then gets back to 40%.
Its like if something on either the source machine or the destination machine runs automatically and eats up all the disk i/o...
- Only a Dell PowerConnect with the latest firmware version sits between the two hosts.