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New to usenet - troubleshooting speeds

Post by epg0 » April 12th, 2019, 10:30 pm

I have not used usenet in a few years. I just signed up for a 50 connection unlimited newshosting account

I tried sabnzbd first and I am only getting around 1/5 of my connection speed. I then tried newshostings newsreader they provide and it was maxing out my connection. I am not sure if I have a setting incorrect on sab, but I've upped the connection limit, tried ssl/no ssl, ensured that no throttling was set...etc

Any other ideas, as I know its not the connection

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Re: New to usenet - troubleshooting speeds

Post by sander » April 13th, 2019, 1:14 pm

What do get via http://fast.com ?

What speed do you get with Sab's 100Mb download?

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Re: New to usenet - troubleshooting speeds

Post by epg0 » April 13th, 2019, 8:30 pm

I am currently on wifi - but i am getting 250Mbs from Fast and 15MBs from Sab

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Re: New to usenet - troubleshooting speeds

Post by sander » April 14th, 2019, 12:17 am

epg0 wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 8:30 pm
I am currently on wifi
For best results, use wired.
epg0 wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 8:30 pm
i am getting 250Mbs from Fast and 15MBs from Sab
So that 15 MB/s is 120-150Mbps. That is 1/2 of your linespeed (not 1/5), agree?

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Re: New to usenet - troubleshooting speeds

Post by epg0 » April 14th, 2019, 7:49 am

sander wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 12:17 am
epg0 wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 8:30 pm
I am currently on wifi
For best results, use wired.
epg0 wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 8:30 pm
i am getting 250Mbs from Fast and 15MBs from Sab
So that 15 MB/s is 120-150Mbps. That is 1/2 of your linespeed (not 1/5), agree?
I was on wired earlier, just not was able to get to wired when I typed this post.

The 1000mb file was getting me slightly faster speeds then I was able to get on any large file I found out on an indexer.

Fast is showing 700Mbs now, and the 1000mb file is showing 40MBs, and a large file I pulled off an indexer was only hitting 25MBs

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Re: New to usenet - troubleshooting speeds

Post by sander » April 14th, 2019, 12:58 pm

epg0 wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 7:49 am
Fast is showing 700Mbs now, and the 1000mb file is showing 40MBs, and a large file I pulled off an indexer was only hitting 25MBs
So:
700 Mbps linespeed
1000MB newsserver download speed 40 MB/s = 320 - 360 Mbps. So 1/2 of linespeed. Do you agree?

Possible causes of your newsserver download speed being lower than linespeed:

- your disk speed; test with "Download folder speed" right above the Test Download in SABnzbd. The unrar process does a lot of simultaneous writing & reading
- your CPU speed; let SAB check your pystone speed, a few lines above the Test Download
- your newsserver plan; maybe limited to a certain speed
- newsserver with long delay (test with ping), depending on the distance between you and the newsserver
- too little or too many connections to your newsserver
- just one server
- more than one newsserver with one newsserver slowing down the total. So try just one newsserver.

Large file: 25 MB/s = 200 - 225 Mbps. Can be caused by the age of your download.

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Re: New to usenet - troubleshooting speeds

Post by epg0 » April 14th, 2019, 1:05 pm

sander wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 12:58 pm
epg0 wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 7:49 am
Fast is showing 700Mbs now, and the 1000mb file is showing 40MBs, and a large file I pulled off an indexer was only hitting 25MBs
So:
700 Mbps linespeed
1000MB newsserver download speed 40 MB/s = 320 - 360 Mbps. So 1/2 of linespeed. Do you agree?

Possible causes of your newsserver download speed being lower than linespeed:

- your disk speed; test with "Download folder speed" right above the Test Download in SABnzbd. The unrar process does a lot of simultaneous writing & reading
- your CPU speed; let SAB check your pystone speed, a few lines above the Test Download
- your newsserver plan; maybe limited to a certain speed
- newsserver with long delay (test with ping), depending on the distance between you and the newsserver
- too little or too many connections to your newsserver
- just one server
- more than one newsserver with one newsserver slowing down the total. So try just one newsserver.

Large file: 25 MB/s = 200 - 225 Mbps. Can be caused by the age of your download.
1/2 line speed. I do agree.

Download folder speed: writing to NAS - 1.3MB/s
System performance: 42383
Newserver plan: Newshosting dot com - Unlimited - 50 connections (changed to use all 50, from 8 )

Newshosting comes with its own newsreader, that I was able to max my connection with. However, I tried on a different day, with a different file. - 50 connections
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Re: New to usenet - troubleshooting speeds

Post by sander » April 14th, 2019, 1:16 pm

epg0 wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 1:05 pm


1/2 line speed. I do agree.
OK!
epg0 wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Download folder speed: writing to NAS - 1.3MB/s
System performance: 42383
Newserver plan: Newshosting dot com - Unlimited - 50 connections (changed to use all 50, from 8)

Newshosting comes with its own newsreader, that I was able to max my connection with. However, I tried on a different day, with a different file. - 50 connections
Download folder speed: writing to NAS - 1.3MB/s
OK, your NAS drive is the bottleneck. Put Download Folder and Complete Folder both on your local disk, and try again.

System performance: 42383 ... that's not too impressive either. What kind of CPU is this? SABnzbd will tell you too; to the right of that pystonde index. I guess it's not a Core i3/i5/i7, but something lower specced.

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Re: New to usenet - troubleshooting speeds

Post by epg0 » April 14th, 2019, 1:45 pm

sander wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 1:16 pm
epg0 wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 1:05 pm


1/2 line speed. I do agree.
OK!
epg0 wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Download folder speed: writing to NAS - 1.3MB/s
System performance: 42383
Newserver plan: Newshosting dot com - Unlimited - 50 connections (changed to use all 50, from 8)

Newshosting comes with its own newsreader, that I was able to max my connection with. However, I tried on a different day, with a different file. - 50 connections
Download folder speed: writing to NAS - 1.3MB/s
OK, your NAS drive is the bottleneck. Put Download Folder and Complete Folder both on your local disk, and try again.

System performance: 42383 ... that's not too impressive either. What kind of CPU is this? SABnzbd will tell you too; to the right of that pystonde index. I guess it's not a Core i3/i5/i7, but something lower specced.
Thanks for the investigation so far.

The NAS is a DS918+ writing to WD RED drives over the 1Gbs line. I can change everything to local.

CPU is not that old ...Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ 2.60GHZ
I just re ran the cpu test again, 88556. It was mid clearing a Radarr list when I ran it the first time.

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Re: New to usenet - troubleshooting speeds

Post by sander » April 14th, 2019, 2:38 pm

epg0 wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 1:45 pm

I can change everything to local.

Yes, try that.

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Re: New to usenet - troubleshooting speeds

Post by epg0 » April 14th, 2019, 3:18 pm

sander wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 2:38 pm
epg0 wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 1:45 pm

I can change everything to local.

Yes, try that.
Now that I think about it, the newshosting reader I never set up, so it defaulted to local. I just tried it to see if I had better speeds. Which I did using local.

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Re: New to usenet - troubleshooting speeds

Post by sander » April 18th, 2019, 1:36 am

And? Did you set both Download and Complete folder to your local drive, and test the download speed again?

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