Gaming Windows Xp/10 network transfer speed?

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So I have an old office computer that I use as a small NAS, with a 1Tb drive installed in it, for backing up important files, games and such.

Problem, the transfer speed caps at 11.3 MB/s.
I'm not using it as FTP, instead using it as a Networked drive.

Is there a way to increase the speed, as it feels awfully slow, and sometimes even while watching videos, it sometimes needs to buffer, as it cannot transfer data fast enough.

Any solutions?

If any more info is needed, please feel free to ask and I'll update the thread with more info.
 

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Can you give us a list of everything from point A to point B?

Drive used to store the videos.
Drive interface (SATA, IDE, SCSI, etc)
Motherboard
Network Interface Card
Connections to the router
Router
Connection to your device (Ethernet, WiFi, etc)
NIC
...probably don’t need to know the specs of your device, so long as you know it’s capable of media playback just fine.

This’ll help us to guess where the bottleneck is in your network performance.

By the way, a couple tricks you can use are using multiple NICs and “teaming” them to double networking speed. And if you’re using hard drives to store videos, consider putting them in RAID.
 
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Can you give us a list of everything from point A to point B?

Drive used to store the videos.
Drive interface (SATA, IDE, SCSI, etc)
Motherboard
Network Interface Card
Connections to the router
Router
Connection to your device (Ethernet, WiFi, etc)
NIC
...probably don’t need to know the specs of your device, so long as you know it’s capable of media playback just fine.

This’ll help us to guess where the bottleneck is in your network performance.

By the way, a couple tricks you can use are using multiple NICs and “teaming” them to double networking speed. And if you’re using hard drives to store videos, consider putting them in RAID.

NAS
Western Digital 500Gb: unsure of exact make
Sata
Dell Optiplex. Unsure of exact model. Think windows XP office work
Onboard.
Ethernet lan connection

unbranded switch box. Not a router. A splitter. Powered my AC, not by ethernet.

Main Device:
Dell XPZ-420
SAta drive,
samsung 120gb ssd
Dell Motherboard. unsure of exact board.
Onboard ethernet
Using ethernet lan connection
 

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windows xp should not be restricting the network speed. I my desktop still has widows xp for older games and i have a 1 gigabit network card built in and gigabit network equipment. it could be your nic or the cable or the router.
I use windows xp professional by the way. never tested the shitty home version.

Here is a really good test to try to see if the OS is the problem. Download a copy of Gandalf's windows 10 live x86/x64 Live ISO. Burn it on a disc or an iso. The Disc will run windows 10 right off the disc with out needing to be installed. It does not touch your installed or hard drive files. It can even be run on a computer with no hard drive.
Here are the live discs
http://windowsmatters.com/

Copy a file once its booted up and see what the speed is.
 

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There some problems with some of the hardware you are using if you have a cat 5 cable connected to lan ports then they wont be able to physically give you more then 100Mbit .
Cat5e cables or higher might solve the problem but if only your ethernet is 1000Mbit.
Then there is a problem on general performance on those ethernet ports which define the speed (some have their own processor which allows much faster speeds).
But if you have one ethernet port really fast and the other slacking you are not going to break any speed records.
I have seen 25MB/s transfers over 1Gbps ethernet ports.

The best thing you can do is search for the devices you own and see if there any transfer tests were done in reviews online.
 
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