Optimizing Transfer Performance

Tips about testing and improving your computer's transfer performance.

To verify that your system's FASP transfer can fulfill the maximum bandwidth capacity, prepare a client machine to connect to this computer, and do the following tests:

  1. Start a transfer with Fair transfer policy

    On the client machine, open the user interface and start a transfer. Go to the Details to open the Transfer Monitor.

    Start a transfer with fair policy

    To leave more network resources for other high-priority traffic, use the Fair policy and adjust the target rate and minimum rate by sliding the arrows or entering values.

  2. Test the maximum bandwidth

    This test will typically occupy a majority of the network's bandwidth. It is recommended that this test be performed on a dedicated file transfer line or during a time of very low network activity.

    Use Fixed policy for the maximum transfer speed. Start with a lower transfer rate and increase gradually toward the network bandwidth.

    Start a transfer with fixed policy

To improve the transfer speed, you may also upgrade the related hardware components:

Component Description
Hard disk The I/O throughput, the disk bus architecture (e.g. RAID, IDE, SCSI, ATA, and Fiber Channel).
Network I/O The interface card, the internal bus of the computer.
CPU Overall CPU performance affects the transfer, especially when encryption is enabled.