I got a file server that is connected via an HP switch to multiple clients. The clients are mapping network drives of shared folder on the server and copy files from an external e-sata drive to the server.
All adapters, switch and cables are 1Gbe. the connection on all machine indicate as 1.0Gbe
When a single client is copying files to the server, i'm getting nice copy speed, around 90MB/s.
When two clients are copying files to the server, i can see a drop down in the copy speed, to around 60MB/s per client.
Is it normal?
should the clients effect each other because of the 1Gbe bottleneck? the server got a fast 16 drives raid so storage speed is not the issue.
Clients are a mix of Win 7 Pro x64 and Win XP Pro x32 and the server is Win Server 2008 R2.