How to check network connection speed? NAS transfers very slow

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    • How to check network connection speed? NAS transfers very slow

      Hey all, I am a brand new user of OMV and want to know how to check what speed my NAS is connected to my router? It should be at Gigabit ethernet but seems to only be at 100 megabits as my file transfers only sit around the 8-10 megabytes/s. The motherboard is an ASUS B85M-E with a Realtek 8111F and my router is a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 so it should be fast.
    • Thanks for that, so I ran ethtool and from what I can gather, it's saying I'm connected at gigabit speeds, copied this below. Yet my transfer speeds both copying to and from my NAS from my Windows 10 PC only ever sits around the 8-12 megabytes/s. It should be waayyyyy faster than that as the NAS is brand new. Any ideas? Specs are:

      CPU: Intel Pentium G3260 3.3Ghz
      MoBo: Asus B85M-E
      RAM: 16GB something Geil
      HDDs: 2x WD reds 3TB brand new

      I've setup the hard drives in RAID mirror. Please let me know if there's any other diagnostics or other info I need to post.

      Settings for eth0:
      Supported ports: [ TP MII ]
      Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
      100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
      1000baseT/Half 1000baseT/Full
      Supported pause frame use: No
      Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
      Advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
      100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
      1000baseT/Half 1000baseT/Full
      Advertised pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
      Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
      Link partner advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
      100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
      1000baseT/Half 1000baseT/Full
      Link partner advertised pause frame use: Symmetric Receive-only
      Link partner advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
      Speed: 1000Mb/s
      Duplex: Full
      Port: MII
      PHYAD: 0
      Transceiver: internal
      Auto-negotiation: on
      Supports Wake-on: pumbg
      Wake-on: g
      Current message level: 0x00000033 (51)
      drv probe ifdown ifup
      Link detected: yes
    • Hmm, I didn't think about that one. My NAS sits right next to the router in my cupboard and is connected directly via ethernet cable. My main windows PC is also connected with cables to the router, but not directly. It runs through a port in my walls so it goes from PC>Cable>Wall cabling>cable>Router. It is reporting connection at gigabit speeds in windows but I guess I can try connecting directly to the router or swapping cables to see if one is faulty? If one is though, I would have thought it would report only 100 megabit in windows?

      My NAS drives are setup for EXT4, windows PC is NTFS. Didn't think the 2 file systems for the 2 machines should matter with transfer speed though?