I was actually troubleshooting another drives slow transfer speed and decided to try this one instead thinking the other drive was the problem. I have an all gigabit set up and initially tested this drive with a crossover cable connected directly to my computer. I was comparing the other drives performance to the My Book Live drive in a direct connection setup. I was amazed because with a crossover setup I reached over 90 MBps (yes that is Megabytes per Sec) transfer speeds whereas with the other drive I couldn’t get above 20. Needless to say I want to keep the My Book drive because that is amazing performance.
However, once I place a router in the setup the speeds drop to 45 Megabytes per sec transfer rate. It doesn’t matter how I connect it, I have even tried using a secondary gigabit switch. Without the router tx speeds are 95 MBps with the router it is 45MBps. Just so there is no confusion I am testing the speeds by copying a 1.25 Gb file from my CPU (which is a RAID 0, 6 disk SATA setup) to the My Book Drive. With a crossover it takes about 12 seconds. With the router it takes about 30. Don’t get me wrong compared to the other drive the 45 MBps is a huge upgrade from 20. But I know this drive can hit close to 100 MBps in a crossover setup and it doesn’t seem right to lose 50% by adding in a router.
I have tried both a D-Link DIR-655 Router as well as a Netgear WNR3500L. I have tried them with wireless deactivated and no other connections but the CPU and HDD but it still keeps cutting my speed in half when compared to the crossover connection I have disabled firewall settings in both routers as well as the QOS traffic monitoring things to no avail. I am hoping there is a simple solution I may be overlooking
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.