File share slow

I can see the WD Hub shared  folders on my pc and the connection speed is fine but when I use a media library  like windows media player or media monkey to view the files the read from the wd hub takes hours to get about 4000 files.

I am using the network/workgroup connection in media monkey because it is the only was to generate correct playlists.

I can’t tell what windows media player does but the library update speed is also very slow.

Same problem wireless or cable. Read and write speed to the WD hub is good for wireless or cable.

any ideas?

At least with Media Monkey, the issue might be the Workgroup setting. If you change the setting to homegroup, do you notice a change in the reading speed?