I currently have my DVD & Blu-ray Disc rips on large USB HDDs.
I would like to put them on my WD My Book Live 3tb drives.
A small problem. I have around 4tb of media on my USB HDDs. I’m currently checking out how long it will take to transfer these by copying & pasting a DVD rip (a film of c.2 hours) which is c.6gb. It hasn’t finished yet, but looks like it’ll take about an hour.
That means it’ll take c.650 hours to copy over the lot. Or in other words, around a month.
This is how I’m currently connected.
USB HDDs into PC.
PC hard-wired to BT Home Hub 3 router.
Home Hub 3 hard-wired to Ethernet switch.
Switch hard-wired to My Book Live.
Would it be quicker to attach the My Book Live direct to the Home Hub?
Could I connect the My Book Live (which only has an Ethernet connection) direct to my PC? Would that be quicker?
Why is it going so slowly?
Connecting 2 x USB HDDs to my PC I can transfer about 1tb a day, so was expecting to get this done in less than a week - not a month.
If it’s taking about an hour to transfer a 2 hour SD DVD I’m beginning to doubt that I can stream HD video in real time to my WDTV Live SMP.
BTW, USB connection is USB 2.