I’ve been using my MBL for a few months just for storage/archivation and it’s worked great so far, with performance similar to that of my 2TB Time Capsule which I have been using for Time Machine backups instead.
I am now looking to move my iTunes and iPhoto libraries to the Time Capsule since they are quickly outgrowing my MBP’s 256GB SSD drive, and I want to use the Time Capsule for this instead of the (bigger) MBL due to iPhoto requiring a HFS+ formatted drive (I don’t want to use disk images that I would have to manually mount etc).
Because of this, I would like to use the MyBook Live for Time Machine instead, and use the Time Capsule for libraries and data. Problem is, while I tried it and it seems to work correctly when I select the MBL in Time Machine, the performance is very poor
With the MBL NAS, Time Machine does backups 2/3 times slower than with the Time Capsule.
Everything is Gigabit, and the weird thing is that when I for example transfer single large files to/from the MBL, I see transfer rates of up to 45 MB/sec which is more or less what I’d expect. So it doesn’t look like it’s a throughput issue.
The poor performance seems to only affect Time Machine backups. Any ideas? Has anyone else made a comparison with both drives, using Time Machine?
Just for reference my MBL has the latest firmware and seems to be working great otherwise.
Any help much appreciated.