Insterad of reinventing the wheel myself I am hoping that others have more experience with the following 4 questions.
I am transferring 79.2GBytes of my own MP3 music files from a locally connected Win8.1 SATA2 HDD to the MyCloudEX2 RED (NAS) WD 2TB HDD. [EX2 configured as JBODs w/2 RED HDDs]
Transfer speeds are averaging under 45Mb/s (bits not Bytes) upload and around 1Mb/s download.
The WD QuickView panel is telling me that the estimated completion time to be around 3Hours and 30Minutes.
#1 >> Are such transfer data rates (speeds) normal for the MyCloudEX2 that is connected thru a 5 port router that is part of the ADSL modem?
#2 >> Would using a Network Switch rather than a Router actually achieve higher thru-put?
#3 >> Since I have two separate RJ45 NIC (1000Base-T) ports on my Asus MoBo, would using the 2nd NIC as a dedicated connection improve the transfer rates?
#4 >> Would switching over to this second NIC cause any potential external (WAN) access problems if I am outside of my LAN?
I am hoping that some of these questions may also assist others in the future and I hope the ‘Subject’ line is descriptive enough for future search queries!