I am new to the world of Network Attached Storage systems, and FreeNAS. I recently setup a FreeNAS system using an old Dell Dimension E510 (or was it E520, doesn't matter) with a Pentium D dual core 2.8 GHz processor and 2 Gb of DDR-667 memory. I have a Raid 1 setup with (2) 2Tb hard drives which use the UFS file system. I setup a NFS file share and was able to connect to it from my Linux workstations no problem. My concern is when i started to transfer files over to my server on my LAN the file transfer rates are slower than what i would have expected. I understand that I won't get the full 100 Mbs transfer rate that my router and NIC cards are rated at but I am only getting 9 Mbs. More specifically it starts out at about 23 - 26 Mbs then it continually drops and settles in at around 8 - 10 Mbs. Is there something I'm missing? Am i able to tweak FreeNAS to get a better transfer rate? I've been googling around trying to find an answer to this problem and i haven't come up with anything, maybe I'm not using the correct search terms....anyway I would really appreciate any insight or ideas anybody has. If this question has been asked before and explained please point me in that direction. Thanks.