I connected my My Book World Edition I to my computer via a crossover cable. It runs VERY slow.
When I bought my My Book World Edition I and Gigabit network PCI card at Staples, I told the guy that I don’t have a 1000 Mbit switch.
He said that a Cat 5 crossover cable would work.
I connected everything together and was able to copy files to the My Book just fine.
However, when I copy a large file, I see that the transfer rate is very slow.
Previously I had been using an external hard drive connected via a USB port. My older Dell computer only has USB 1.0 so it was quite slow. So I thought that buying the 1000 Mbit My Book would be a lot faster. Instead it is a lot slower. A 15 GB file copy took about 10 hours. When I copy 15 GB between two computers at work (all gigabit) it takes nowhere near that long.
I have mapped a drive and am copying the file via the windows explorer, not ftp.
I would buy a gigabit switch if I was sure that it would help, but I thought I should post here first in case this is a common problem with a simple solution.