I have a network drive on which I store my data and .mat files. Using Windows Explorer, I can move and copy files at nearly the full 1 Gbps connection, typically getting about 950 Mbps throughput. In Matlab R2016a, when I navigate to this same folder and double-click a .mat file to load it, essentially running a "load('filename.mat')" command, I can see with Task Manager that I am only getting about 130 Mbps throughput. Does anybody have any ideas for how to get Matlab to utilize the full speed of my connection?
Note that for some files, I can actually get the full speed - I'm trying to figure out what might be different about these files (i.e. compressed v uncompressed, but I can't find any consistent correlations yet). Another thought I had was that maybe Windows is limiting network access for the Matlab process, but when I look at advanced network stats with a program called NetBalancer, the file loading from the network drive is actually routed through the "System" process and is not directly accessed by Matlab.
Thanks for any help and ideas.