I have had my My Book Live 3Tb(NAS) for 2 months. I love it!
I download stuff, transfer them to it and watch them through my WD TV SMP, terrific. Very happy
No carrying around, plugging and unplugging USB flash drives. Just download, copy to it or, in fact, just watch it direct from the download area in the computer without even copying. So convenient.
But, recently, it (the Live 3Tb) has become painfully slow when I am downloading. It think this is a new occurrence but I cannot swear to it. It seemed to work before but because it worked I didn’t analyse it.
I have a below average ADSL2+ service. My best download speed is about 800k and my worst speed is about 80k. Early morning it is the high speed and in the evening the slow speed. For instance, now it is 738k at 08:11.
When I am downloading at the higher speed copying to the Live 3Tb is about 90k speed and then just hangs (or appears to). If I try to watch something from it I get the spinning arrow forever. Once the spinning arrow stopped and I saw a few seconds of the start of the show but then the spinning arrow forever.
Copy speed with no downloading is about 11,500k, not fast but acceptable.
If I am downloading at about 270k I can watch a show off the NAS (Live 3Tb) on my WD TV SMP perfectly. (NO spinning arrows).
I seem to remember downloading at the higher speed AND copying at 11,500k a couple of weeks ago. I THINK something has changed in the last couple of weeks? But I haven’t changed anything , to my knowledge.
Is it normal for the NAS to be SO slow when downloading at 800k?
Is the modem at fault? I have a TP-Link with 4 wired ports and, I suspect, 4 wireless ports. It is switched off (with the My Book Live) every night. The modem is a couple of years old. Would things improve with a new modem?
Is the My Book Live 3Tb developing a fault? When it works it works perfectly. Should I warranty replace the NAS?
I have copied 1.7Tb to the NAS so would hate to replace it and have to do the same again.
So I can either use the My Book Live OR download but not both at the same time.