I have been going through a lot of posts here and around the rest of the internet. Outside of this forum the info seems to be from 2015 and earlier so I have been taking it with a grain of salt. I have a Netgear Nighthawk R7000P router with all gigabit ports. I have removed my gigabit switch because I have tried to go to bare bones. (nothing else is plugged in, just PC and My Cloud Home) I have a brand new computer with an Intel gigabit port and a realtek 2.5gbe port. I have tried both of these ports. I have gone in and enabled Jumbo files, disabled Large Send Offload (both IPv4 and 6), and even disabled auto tuning through the command prompt. I turned off every power saving option I could find both in power management and the individual device configurations in the device manager advanced tab. My router lists both my computer and my My Cloud Home are connected with a 1000MB connection. I have gone into my My Cloud Home settings and disabled the PLEX server to make sure it hasn’t been indexing non-stop since I installed it 5 weeks ago.
I have yet to see transfer speeds higher than 18.5MB/s and feel that it is kind of ridiculous to wait almost 4 minutes to move a 3GB file with today’s technology. I have seen posts and videos of people actually getting up to 90MB/s speeds on this device and I have to wonder if it could be something wrong with my network or if I just wasted ~$200 on a device that is almost what I wanted.
I do like the ability to get to the drive when I am not home, and I can still stream content at home, but it should be better. This drive should have been more than I needed for just me and my storage needs, hence why I did not go out and buy a diskless NAS for $400 + drives. The only thing I have yet to try that I have seen in these forums is disabling the internet connection. I would hate to think that even with a connection status of “Local” that my files would be uploading and then downloading again. I would have so many issues with that, privacy (where is this data routing through and what are they logging from it) and this could go against my softcap explaining some major ISP throttling I have experienced lately.
Anyway, should I expect more from this drive?