Speed up my western digital my book world edition


I hav a question, first i have a

Cisco Model DPQ3212 8x4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

that is connected to a netgear n900 dual band router, which is connected to a 10/100/1000 switch that my two western digitail my book world editions are conneted to. they are so slow is there any way to speed it up? the transfers take forever and I have programs loaded on there that i run on my desktop they take forever to open. It seems after i updated them they got worse. Please help my network mode is on dhcp client do i need to change that or the net mask?

You can connect the drive to the computer directly

I tried that still same.