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What you are seeing is background chatter.  The OS communicates meta data back to Microsoft and some background processes like SSDP, STP, Shared Music Daemon, etc.  Or third party installed applications "phoning home".  This background communication isn't much data but a lot of different chunks of data.   If you have a symmetrical 1330Mb/s trunk then this accounts for the less than 10Kb/s of background communication you see.

To know more would be to load Wireshark and see exactly and specifically what constitutes the background traffic.

EDIT:

Here is a sample view of a quiescent Win7 platform running Wireshark to see background communications...

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1.  I'll assume Mb/s vs. Kb/s as no specific metric was provided.

Edited by David H. Lipman
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