Imaging down to a DC7700 typically takes me 2 hours. Imaging up for
about 3 gigabytes took 6600 minutes. I compiled new drivers today,
7.3.20, made a new kernel, that didn't work.

Read the following...

I forced gigabit (which it was already) didn't work. I set it's
interrupt throttle rate to 3000, nada...

On a lark I did an image with no compression at all. ZOOOOOOOOOM 27

I don't believe it made any difference, but if anyone wants a 6.5 sp2ir1
initrd with the newest (as of today) 7.3.20 intel driver compiled into
it, feel free to e-mail me.