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Hello all,

I'm not new to UnRaid (but am by no means an expert), have had my media server running for a few years now but have always had very low transfer speeds when writing to the server over LAN. Recently I moved house and have used a different CAT5 cable between the router and the server on the network but has made no difference to the transfer speeds of around 3mb/s.

I must have something set-up wrong and am hoping someone can help me out and tell me what I have done wrong (please).

Hace a cache disc and turbowrite installed.

TIA

tower-diagnostics-20190110-1534.zip

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Your ethernet seems to be going up and down and often only at 100 when it is up. Should probably be using CAT6 anyway. Does the router support Gig ethernet? Check all connections, cables, try different ports on switch or router.

 

Also, you have issues with your flash drive. Put it in your PC and let it checkdisk. Try another USB port on your server, preferably USB2.

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New router but was doing the same on the old one at the old house. Yes Gbit Ethernet.

Surely on Cat5 should still get better?

 

Flash drive is plugged in internally, never had problems with it until a tried to hide it from the shares on Monday after I updated the OS, but now getting warnings from the fix common problems app saying the flash drive is set to read only?

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21 minutes ago, Knights21 said:

now getting warnings from the fix common problems app saying the flash drive is set to read only

You must not ignore any warnings unless you are sure you understand them and have a good reason you think it is OK to ignore. That one in particular will cause all sorts of problems using Unraid.

It can't save any changes you make in the webUI.

It can't save the start/stop status of the array, which will cause it to start a parity check the next time you boot.

It might make the webUI behave erratically.

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Yes, still trying to figure that out too. Will remove the case and do a check on the drive but suspect it was more to do with me changing the SMB share status of the flash drive.

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4 hours ago, Knights21 said:

suspect it was more to do with me changing the SMB share status of the flash drive.

That shouldn't cause it to become read-only. The OS mounts it read-only when it detects corruption so it won't get worse.

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Ah I see. Didn't know that and the error message doesn't give any indication s to why it's read only, must have been coincidence that out occurred when I was chasing the SMB settings.

I'll get on to that asap.

Also have a Cat5e cable to try so will get back to you.

Thanks for the help.

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16 minutes ago, Knights21 said:

must have been coincidence that out occurred when I was chasing the SMB settings.

Or, since the USB doesn't get written to very often, that change you made was the first attempted write to the USB. Disks aren't marked bad until an operation errors out. Doesn't mean there wasn't a problem before, just that there was no reason to notice until the activity.

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You're still having ethernet problems. Maybe a bad port somewhere.

 

Not related, but please upgrade your Unraid. You're may get incompatible plugins running such an old version, newer versions have some fixes, and the diagnostics you are posting don't have as much information as later versions.

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Upgraded to 6.6.6 (thought I'd done that already but must have been an intermediate update).

Updated the Proliant Gen8 BIOS too.

I've tried a different cable directly to the router from the server and a cable from the laptop to the server (which does improve it to 12Mb/s). Even tried the second NIC port (and both on the server).

I just disconnected the cache drive in case it was that slowing the transfer, but no, 4Mb/s (tops) wireless.

tower-diagnostics-20190114-1539.zip

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1 hour ago, Knights21 said:

4Mb/s (tops) wireless.

This is the first mention of wireless in this thread. Seems kind of an important detail to leave out.

 

What do you get wired?

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You still have an ethernet problem somewhere. It is only connecting 100 not 1000. Often if one wire is not connected somewhere along the way then the connection will degrade to 100.

 

You should be able to see this speed yourself on the Dashboard page at lower left.

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