I just wanted to post a pic of a typical file transfer from my EX2 to my Windows 7 laptop.
Since I am seeing many folks complaining about slow speed of transfers on this forum all the time, I thought I’ll post a pic of my EX2’s read speed…because there are many of us who actually get very good speeds out of the EX2 but since it is working fine we just don’t post about it here…so the messages on this forum give off a skewed image. This isn’t to say that some folks are not having slow transfer issues, but this is to say that many are also getting pretty decent transfer speeds out of their EX2.
I have a gigabit Netgear router to which the My Cloud EX2 is attached via the supplied Cat 5e cable and then a Cat 6 cable connects the router to a Netgear gigabit switch and then another Cat 6 cable goes from the switch to my laptop. So essentially a gigabit wired network through and through. The files I copied in the picture took about 15 minutes or so to copy - totaling 85 GB. And I have a single WD Red drive in my EX2 running in JBOD mode.
I also have static IP assigned to my EX2 on my router (not on the EX2). I also get very decent speed from outside the network via SFTP but that’s for another time. I have port forwarding setup on my router but that’s used only for SFTP and FTP from outside the network (outsde my home). The speed I mention below is for moving files within my network by opening the EX2 share from My Network and simply dragging and dropping the files onto my desktop.
The read speed at start was 52.5 MB/sec and continued to rise - the screenshot was taken near the end of the file copy at which time the speed had reached 58.6 MB/sec. The copy finished within a minute after the screenshot.