Im still stymied why a gigabit device capable of transfer rates of 125MBs (100MBs real world), gets an average of 20-40MBs. 20% or even giving it the benefit of that number 40% of bandwith is a “High Performance NAS”? Other high performance gigabit NASs hits the 100MBs mark. Even 70-80MBs would be nice, but that is asking for double what its doing now.
The WD tech that contacted my had link agregation setup on his and was marginally better than double what we are seeing (60-80MBs). (and theoreticly he should have been in the 180MBs with LA. (and of course that requires an additonal $70-$100 switch) Is WD going to buy me this switch?
I just dont get that this performance is acceptable.
(couple that with when your CPU starts getting maxed with processes you are not running, and it drops to the teens and eventually into single digits…) Stymied.
And then a comment from a WD support rep asks me to enable LA and use Round Robin to improve performance. It that going to make me hit 180MBs? (not to mention Round Robin is typicly a load ballancing algorithm and not performance. Im scared asking this device to trasmit via 2 seperate paths would loose even more data than I already have. (not to mention, I would assume performance gains would be minimal even if I decided to use another port and that algorithm specic algorithm.)
Anyone using Round Robin and can report some better throughput?