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File transfer to Unraid from Windows desktop slow

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I am wondering if there is a way to adjust the amount of data that can be cached to memory during heavy file transfers to my server. I copy Large files from my desktop to my server on a regular basis over my gigabit network. My Unraid server has 64 gigs of ram and I am running 15 terabytes of disk space over 5ea 3 terabyte drives and of course the parity drive and a I-9 10900k CPU. The file sizes that I normally transfer are 40 to 100 gigs. I get full network speed for about 2 to 3 gig of transfer then it drops to whatever speed the drives can write. Is there a way to increase the cache buffer on the Unraid server to allow for a 40 or so gigs to cache in server ram while the drives are continuing to write?


if this is possible, is there a limit? I could drop another 64 gigs onto the server and cache up to 80 or 90 gigs. this would allow me to disconnect my laptop from my network much faster. 

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Thank you Theruck, 


I think you are talking about setting my cache drive up so that data is copied to it and then move to storage on the spinning drives with mover.


I get how to use this method, I was just wondering if there is a way to do what I asked in my post. seems as though the server is already caching to memory but maybe limited. I am just wondering if there is a way to increase the cache.



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