I bought a 3TB MyCloud on Saturday. I have two MacBooks, one 3-year-old Pro and one almost new Air, both of them have about 250-300 Gig used out of their half-Terabyte drives in use.
After a false start trying to do the initial backup for both of them at once over Wifi, I’ve set up the Air with a Thunderbolt ether adapter and Wifi disabled, straight into the back of my BT home hub 5 which has also got the MyCloud attached. Green light on the rear connector, and the Mac says it’s doing 1000-base. This has been running since Sunday, and there’s just over 50G backed up so far. So about 15-20Gig per 24-hour day, I make it. At this rate it’ll take another week to do to Air, and then another week or two for the Pro.
This can’t be normal, can it?
Any suggestions? I notice the backup looks to be RAID striped. Would the old incomplete backups be slowing things down?
Thanks in advance for any advice.