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Reduced Data transfer rate Network Adapter X550-T2

Ratheesh
Beginner
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Hi there,

I’m using Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X550-T2 for receiving data from a fast camera (Photron FASTCAM Nova S12). The camera has the capability to transfer data at a rate of 10 GB/sec over Ethernet cable (CAT7). However, I’m getting a maximum of 4.6 GB/s transfer rate (when observed via Task manager) only when data is transferred data to on board memory (M2.SSD, Name: MTFDHBA256TDV-1AY1AABHA) of my computer over CAT 7 cable. My computer is HP Z2 Tower G5 Workstation and X550-T2 is in PCIe X16 Slot. I have chosen Jumbo packet size of 9014 bytes in ethernet setting. I have updated all the drivers to the latest.

We really want the data transfer at its maximum capacity.   Could you please let me know what could be the reason and the remedy for this issue?

Pls let me know if you need more details

Thanks

Best

Ratheesh

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Achilles_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Ratheesh,


Hope you are doing well.


We have found that you are already using driver version 4.1.239.0 so you do not need to update the driver anymore.


We would like to request you to try out the following settings in ProSet:


1. Please change the Speed & Duplex from Auto Negotiation to 100Mbps/FullDuplex. Make sure that both sides of the link are configured the same way (including switch).

2. If the first procedure did not work, please try changing the "Receive Buffers" and "Transmit Buffers" to 1024 or 2048 in Adapter Settings which the Photron FASTCAM Nova S12 is connected. Based on SSU logs, the X550 ports are configured below:

 

Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X550-T2

*ReceiveBuffers:Receive Buffers:"4096 (4096)"

*TransmitBuffers:Transmit Buffers:"512 (512)"

 

Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X550-T2 #2

*ReceiveBuffers:Receive Buffers:"4096 (512)"

*TransmitBuffers:Transmit Buffers:"512 (512)"

 

3. If both do not work, we suggest to please contact the switch manufacturer (for possible settings) or HP. Our support is limited since you are is using an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Ethernet controller. We understand that this is an Intel based Ethernet controller but since it is an OEM adapter, it would still be best for you to get in touch with HP for further support since they have customized drivers and software to enable or alter features on his system. They are in best position where you can seek assistance so you do not lose features or customizations of the Ethernet controller. 


Let us know if you have questions. If we do not hear from you, we will make sure to create a follow-up after 3 business days. Thank you.



Best regards,

Achilles M.

Intel Customer Support


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Achilles_Intel
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Hello Ratheesh,


Thank you for posting in Intel Ethernet Communities.


We are sorry to hear about this issue you encountered with your Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X550-T2. For us to further investigate on this, please provide the following details.


  1. Were you able to achieve the 10 Gbps transfer rate before?
  2. Were you able to achieve 10 Gbps using another device/system?
  3. Any hardware or software changes before the issue occurred?
  4. Photo of the front and back view of the adapter. We will send you a separate email so you can provide these photos.
  5. Please provide the SSU logs of the system.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000008563/ethernet-products.html


Let us know if you have questions. If we do not hear from you, we will create a follow-up after 3 business days.


Thank you and have a nice day.



Best regards,

Achilles M.

Intel Customer Support


Achilles_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Ratheesh,


We have received your response via email. We appreciate the time you took to provide us an update as quickly as possible with our requested information. Based on these information, we have determined that your X55-T2 is an OEM adapter. As such, we have limited support for this device and the best support would be coming from HP.


However, we would like to help you with the best we can with this issue. As such, please allow us some time to further investigate into this. We will provide you with an update as soon as possible but no later than 3 business days.


Thank you and have a nice day.



Best regards,

Achilles M.

Intel Customer Support


Achilles_Intel
Moderator
804 Views

Hello Ratheesh,


Hope you are doing well.


We have found that you are already using driver version 4.1.239.0 so you do not need to update the driver anymore.


We would like to request you to try out the following settings in ProSet:


1. Please change the Speed & Duplex from Auto Negotiation to 100Mbps/FullDuplex. Make sure that both sides of the link are configured the same way (including switch).

2. If the first procedure did not work, please try changing the "Receive Buffers" and "Transmit Buffers" to 1024 or 2048 in Adapter Settings which the Photron FASTCAM Nova S12 is connected. Based on SSU logs, the X550 ports are configured below:

 

Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X550-T2

*ReceiveBuffers:Receive Buffers:"4096 (4096)"

*TransmitBuffers:Transmit Buffers:"512 (512)"

 

Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X550-T2 #2

*ReceiveBuffers:Receive Buffers:"4096 (512)"

*TransmitBuffers:Transmit Buffers:"512 (512)"

 

3. If both do not work, we suggest to please contact the switch manufacturer (for possible settings) or HP. Our support is limited since you are is using an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Ethernet controller. We understand that this is an Intel based Ethernet controller but since it is an OEM adapter, it would still be best for you to get in touch with HP for further support since they have customized drivers and software to enable or alter features on his system. They are in best position where you can seek assistance so you do not lose features or customizations of the Ethernet controller. 


Let us know if you have questions. If we do not hear from you, we will make sure to create a follow-up after 3 business days. Thank you.



Best regards,

Achilles M.

Intel Customer Support


Achilles_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Ratheesh,


Hope you are doing well.


This is just a follow-up on this inquiry. We just want to check with you if the suggestions we provided was able to help you with the issue with your system?


Let us know if you have further questions or need clarifications on this matter. Should we not hear from you, we will make a follow-up after 3 business days.


Thank you and have a nice day.



Best regards,

Achilles M.

Intel Customer Support


Ratheesh
Beginner
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Hi Achilles,

Thank you very much for your prompt responses.

The suggestions provided could elevate the speed, however, could not fully meet the transfer rate.

We are in touch in base with the HP support to see if they can provide any additional assistance .

I appreciate all your timely  support .

 

Best,

Ratheesh 

 

 

 

 

Achilles_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Ratheesh,


Thank you for your timely update.


We are sorry to hear that our suggestions did not completely achieve the data transfer rate you were aiming for. We hope getting in touch with HP will help you further on this matter.


Since you have accepted our suggestions as solution, we will now close this thread. Feel free to post a new question in the forum if you have further inquiries as this thread will no longer be monitored.


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Have a nice day.



Best regards,

Achilles M.

Intel Customer Support


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