Copy over network or USB


#1

Is there a speed difference copying files over the usb port compared to the network?

I have a drive in my computer that I want to copy to the my book. I can make the drive an external usb drive. Would I see any difference in copy time?


#2

In my experience it’s faster to copy via the USB port.  However, you should test it for yourself since everyone’s network copy speeds seem to vary wildly.  Copy a large file over USB and a similar file over ethernet and see which takes less time.