So I just installed my WD My Cloud 3 TB, and started transferring files from my computer. The transfer is going extremely slowly - between 1 and 2 MB/s. I am aware that phsyically connecting the computer to the My Cloud would help, but I don’t want to have to do that everytime I transfer large files. If someone has any suggestions to speed transfers up, please share.
- A brand new Lenovo X1 Carbon (computer)
- A brand new WD My Cloud 3 TB with mirror
- Netgear N300 router
I am using the ethernet cable that came with the My Cloud (Cat 5e) to connect it to the router. When checking the port lights on the back of the My Cloud, they are orange/flashing green. I have come to understand that this means that the connection is 100 Mbit/s. I am not sure why this is - the Netgear N300 has Gigabit capability, just like the cable, and obviously the My Cloud.
Regardless, even if I for some reason am limited to 100 Mbit/s, I still don’t see why I only get 1-2 MB/s, and not closer to 10 MB/s.
I would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you.