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HTTP via Apache 2.4/Chrome over LAN: http://i.imgur.com/btwsH.png

FTP via FileZilla Server/Chrome over LAN: http://i.imgur.com/rJvvV.png

HTTP downloads seem to go slow via localhost too.

I'm not quite sure what the problem is I've tried turning memory mapping and sendfile off and on.

Server: Windows XP Pro using Uniform Server, NetLimiter, Hamachi, Windows Firewall, No AV I should mention the DocumentRoot is hosted on an external usb HDD.

Client(s): Windows 7

I've noted the points it pauses: 4, 68, 132 ... 64n+4 MB (not sure if it's MiB or MB, just going off Chrome)

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I had the same problem, after an upgrade to Uniform Server 8.5.2 with Apache 2.4.2 (from 2.4.1) it was all fixed, it was not a "hdd cache issue". –  user119117 Apr 28 '12 at 14:32
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the DocumentRoot is hosted on an external usb HDD

Which just happens to have a 64MB cache ?

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Actually you might be correct! (No idea about the starting 4MiB) I'll go Google, it's SATA3 USB 3.0 so maybe –  Steven Apr 23 '12 at 10:15
    
Seagate Barracuda, 2TB, 3.5", SATA 3, 64MB, ST2000DL003 –  Steven Apr 23 '12 at 10:17
    
There you go, then :) –  adaptr Apr 23 '12 at 10:18
    
But what do I do to fix it as FTP is working fine? –  Steven Apr 23 '12 at 10:19
    
Try different browsers, a different OS... start with wget :) –  adaptr Apr 23 '12 at 10:20
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