Hi guys, I just got my book live 3TB yesterday and I am very, very happy with it. Actually I have got a my book studio edition II 4TB, but this time I want to put all my media files on the MBL to serve it as a media server so my TV/HD Player/iPad/Other PC can play the video, music and photos easily, without turning on my computer.
I just want to check the network speed between the computer and MBL on different ethernet: Fast Ethernet i.e. 100 Mbit/s and Gigabit Ethernet i.e. 1000 Mbit/s. I have confirmed that my computer network port on the MB is gigabit version, and I just got a Cisco gigabit switch. Here is my result tested by copying files:
Gigabit Ethernet - 40MB/s max., normally 30-40MB/s
Fast Ethernet - 20MB/s
I have to mentione that yesterday the ethernet cable is CAT5E. I know it is said CAT5E is enough for gigabit transmission, but today I will receive CAT6 cable so I can test again.
I am doing this because I just tested a small part of my home network, if the faster solution is good, I have to replace my main router into a gigabit version altogether.
Of course, if it doesn’t improve too much, I will just live with what I have now. Any comment is appreciated. Thanks!