On Fri, 9 Jul 2004, Tim Cutts wrote: > ~30 MB/sec sounds about right to me. We get 36 MB/sec between our > AlphaServer ES45 boxes; that's GBit ethernet, and HP StorageWorks HSV > RAID controllers; there's no way the disk is the limiting factor in our > set up - we can get about 200 MB/sec on the HSV controllers. I think > the low 30's is about what GBit can sustain. 30MB/sec is pretty bad for gigabit if that's the case. I've used netperf and gotten 70-80MB/sec on my IBM x325s, but I don't have fast enough disks to really test the system. Does the switch come into play in this? I've used el-cheapo Netgear switches and we are looking into geting some demo Foundry swtches to test out.