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iMac and pc are connected with gigabit router to share files. What suggestions you might have to speed up the sharing of files from one computer to the other

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What protocol are you using for file sharing? What kind of performance are you getting right now, in MB/sec? –  Nic Mar 22 '10 at 3:29

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The protocol used by Windows file sharing (SMB) is very inefficient compared to some other options. I like NFS on Unix/Linux systems but have never used it on Mac or PC. You could also try SCP or FTP to transfer individual files.

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