Having tried a number of NAS and home server distros I've settled on OMV on the basis I found it way more logical to set up than any of the others, and have installed it on an old HP Gen6 Microserver (NL40 model I think). I have two SATA drives drives - one for the OS and one for the data so no RAID at the moment. The data drive is a WD Green and this hosts the file shares.
The server has a 1Gbps LAN socket and it's connected by ethernet to router which incorporates 1Gb speed switch.
I've been testing the speeds for the SMB shares I have using a LAN testing app and I'm getting 221Mbps write and 287Mbps read speeds. How does that sound? I realise there is more to these speeds than simply expecting to get the full 1Gb of the card - the CPU speed etc. Should I be expecting more? If so are there any settings to play with to accomplish this.
Thanks in advance