My Book World 1TB White light is slow


#1

Hi, 

I recently purchased a WD My Book World 1TB White light.

But I can’t get any transfers above 15Mb/s . I checked my network connections  and they are all running on 1GB/s. So the transferrate should be much higher.

Any ideas?


#2

Those sound like really good transfer speeds for any network drive. You have to remeber that even with a gigabit connection, you need to take into account your routers capacity, other bandwidth on the network, and overhead. Most NAS drives won’t get more than 5-10MB/sec on a good day.


#3

I have the same problem.  My downloads from the internet are way faster than I can write to this drive, which is totally unacceptable.  I wish I had done some more research on it before I bought one.


#4

The limit comes from the NAS hardware itself.

I find it quite slow too. Nowadays, USB external drives make much better.

It is worth the pain to build some little cheap hardware to make a NAS, ever FreeNAS can be installed easily.


#5

Make sure you assign the Static IP address and also update the Firmware to the Latest.


#6

In the meantime the disk completly stopped working so I had it replaced by a WD Mybook 2TB raid