So I’ve been playing with my new Macbook 12" Retina and my Macbook Pro 13" and have been making observations; I’ll be keeping only one of the two, although it would be nice to keep both.
UPDATE WARNING! Even though you think you have properly set up your service orders and your ethernet Gigabit shows active on top, you may still be running under WiFi speeds. I’ve tested this over and over and over again and have been caught running at wifi speeds while doing mass copies and it isn’t until a half hour later, doing other stuff, when I notice that my copying is still copying.
Although Wifi is just great for most usage, like surfing the net, copying one or two files and even a folder of photos which usually take a few minutes, don’t depend on Wifi to do your full backup. Incremental backups may be ok, but don’t backup a 128GB of data on wifi only; it can be done but it would be exasperating.
With my Mac purchases, I also purchased a few different attachments
USB-c to ethernet gigabit - good speeds giving me about 60-70 MB/s read/writes
USB to ethernet (Apple) apparently this seems to be a 100Mb/s ethernet so don’t expect fantastic speeds from this. Go purchase one of the USB3 to gigabit ethernet adapters out there. I’ll be returning this one for sure.
Thunderbolt to Gigabit ethernet - just a wonderful cable as there are not that many thunderbolt devices so might as well use the thunderbolt adapter for this purpose.
So I have my cloud drives mapped and I have been putting these MacBooks to sleep, on and off, as I played around with them. Testing out how fast they stitch 30 photos together and so on. Just a side note that I’m surprise that the new Macbook 12" retina which has a 1.1Ghz core-m turbo to 2.4Ghz is faster than my Mac Mini 2010 core 2 Duo at 2.4Ghz.
So the My Clouds stayed mapped no matter what I do, so if there has been any doubts on el capitan or even WD, I can verify that everything works as it should.
Until I plug in the ethernet adapter… and copy files… to find…
estimated one hour to copy…
“what the”… doesn’t Apple have this priority thing on their network preferences?
So to ensure a troll free forum, please turn off you Wifi if you plug in your ethernet, otherwise you will get Wifi speeds and you will be probably posting on this forum complaining to WD on how slow the Cloud is and be a troll like someone recently who wasn’t really a troll but he looked and acted like one because he was really a troll in real life but didn’t know it.
You would be too if you didn’t turn off Wifi and had your expensive ethernet cable on… and it took an hour just to back up 10 gigabytes of data.
My two cents as an Apple User…