ok current setup is
intel 3.0GHz 800MHz fsb single core p4 HT
1gb dd1 pc 2700
200gb os hdd ide
2 1tb raid 1 local storage sata
1tb wd my book elite usb
800MHz fsb mboard
computer use to be a xp and was built as a consumer/mild gamer computer with hardware as well. turned it into a svr for many apps.
issue is copyin large data volume maxes out the cpu. watched the task manager for almost a min and range is 25-97% usage.
and when the file transfer happens, the computer slows down and programs are very slow to open or move. no real network speed interference yet. or internet throughput change. did at one point almost a month ago but wasnt going through the network for file transfer.
so the question is, being a consumer mboard and not a server board, is it possible that it doesnt have the capabilities to handle the processes i throw at it or something in my setup is off? or having the raid as a software controlled is hindering performance.
the wd was turned off since it acually halted the program from responding till i canceled the transfer on the other computer to get it to come back to life to close. then restarted the transfer.