I recently bought a Western Digital My Book Live 2TB. I sat down, installed the software and began to copy my files from my PC to my new MBL.
To my surprise, I only got a writing speed of about 2mb/s. That meant that it would take approx. 140 hours to transfer my 1TB of files. In addition to this, I only got a reading speed of less than 2 mb/s, sometimes even less than 1 mb/s. This seems a bit strange to me, as I had expected somewhere around 60 mb/s.
With these horrible speeds, I can’t stream my 720p movies from my new MBL, as the speed just isn’t sufficent. Therefore, my new product, which I paid $400 for is useless…
I have no chance of returning it, as I bought it online - and live in Norway, so I have to try to fix it.
This is the setup I am using at the moment, to transfer my files:
I have a Gigabit switch (which is not connected to my internet at the moment), which I have my MBL and PC connected to. My PC supports Gigabit ethernet and I have it switched on.
My MBL link LED is yellow, showing no Gigabit activity. Still, I had not expected to get a reading speed of 1 mb/s…
What am I doing wrong?