What's the bottleneck of my computer (file server)? Tags: Homebuilt File Server Systems Last response: December 10, 2007 12:56 AM in Systems Share inktri December 9, 2007 10:01:46 PM Q6600 @ 3.0ghz LSI21320-IS RAID controller (in 32bit PCI slot) 2x 15k rpm Hitachi's (300gb 15k300) in RAID0 Speedtest.net: 30mbit download, 16mbit upload p35-ds3l If so, anyone know of a cheap adaptec 29320lpe hba? it's a pcie x1 hba, thus allowing external rates of 250mb/s? More about : bottleneck computer file server chookman December 10, 2007 12:56:50 AM Your definetly bottlenecked at the RAID controller PCI 32bit is going to be a killer for the bandwidth on those Hitachi's Look at a PCI-e x 4 controller to get the bandwidth. Something like this will give you more bandwidth. Im assuming those drives are SAS. http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/products/sas_cards/value/SAS-3405/ The only other things that will slow you down is network connection to other machines and you internet connection. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumBuilding NAS or File /Media Server ForumWhat is the best design for a file server ForumOptimum Small Business File Server ? ForumFile server CPU ForumHigh Efficiency File Server Forum1TerraByte File server build plan ready to buy- hit or sh*t? ForumAdvice on building a cheap file server ForumWhat are pros and cons- Windows server vs. Linux server ? ForumData file server hardware configuration ForumFront-page article: Building your own file server ForumOptions for a Media Computer /Backup Server ForumData storage server build ForumHome server , whats my bottleneck ? ForumAdvice? File Server / HTPC with 8 HDDs ForumModem/ Wireless Router, MAJOR BOTTLENECK Issue Forum24/7 File Server /General Use Computer ForumPCI compatibility question ForumWhat test/benchmarks for new build? ForumWhat do you guys think of this on-going build? ForumIs this computer a good deal? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !