I have a brand new Western Digital My Cloud 4 TB external hard drive, connected to my brand new Netgear R6250, which is connected to my brand new Motorola Surfboard 6141. I just performed a speed test and I have 56.94 Mbps down and 12.01 Mbps up. The My Cloud is connected to the router through a Cat 5e ethernet cable, and a Cat 5e ethernet cable connects my Macbook Pro to my router. I have the drive mounted on my network so it’s showing up as a hard drive. All my firmware is updated and the drive appears to be working just fine, other than the speed.
Now that you have all my specs, here is my issue: I keep running speed tests using Lan Speed Test (Lite). I have tried using sample files of 20 MB and 150 MB. Every time, the speed test comes back at around 26 Mbps upload and 289 Mbps download. As far as I understand, these are both drastically beneath what the speeds should be.
Can somebody explain how I can improve my speeds? I’m getting a little frustrated that my drive is working well below the performance that sold me on purchasing the drive to begin with. Any help is GREATLY appreciated.