I am new to the forum and after watching some great videos on YouTube about the WD EX2, I went an bought the 4TB model yesterday with great excitement.
It is plugged into my Apple Airport Extreme (that has 10/100/1000 LAN) which my iMac is also plugged into. When I set up the EX2, I updated the firmware first, before continuing with the settings, shares and users, etc.
I used Black Magic Design Speed Test and I am getting a R/W of around 40 Mbps. Yet everyone else (review sites, youtube and other owners) seem to report a 60-70 Mbps speed. Am I doing something wrong or missing something? I also read that some people have been reporting the slower transfer/read/write speed since the FW update.
Since I am none the wiser to compare and as this is a brand new purchase, I don’t know what else to do but to reach out for help, otherwise would I have to assume that my EX2 is faulty?
Also is it normal for it to be audible to the ear? I can hear the grain ticks when it is reading and writing, which is probably normal but I would have thought it was quiter than it is.
Thank you kindly, I still love WD