I created an FTP mapped drive on Windows 7 "add network location". It works fine except for one problem. The file transfer rate is way slower than FileZilla. Same local machine, same remote server, 45MB takes 5 minutes with the Win7 Network Place and 1:20 with FileZilla. I repeated the test 5 times over a couple of hours to rule out variations in network. Each test was to transfer with Network Location, then immediately after transfer with FileZilla. Each time the difference was huge, and the times were just about the same for each test pair.
Does anyone know why this is (apart from "Microsoft is stupid" or something like that)? I mean, is there something I need to do to my system to get the performance I should be getting? This is Windows 7 Professional 64bit, Xeon 4-core 2.53GHz, 6Gb RAM, 8 Mb/s outbound net speed (measured with SpeedTest.net).