I have a MBL 2 Tb, my laptop has Windows 7 Home Premium 64. Firmware up to date, etc…
The transfer speed via FTP is around 1,5 Mb/s (same using Windows standard file copy, but then it crashes very often -different problem I think-), which I think it is extremely slow, considering I need to copy over 1 Tb of data to the device. Making simple calculations, it will be 194 hours!
I have my MBL connected with an ethernet cable to my Wireless router, which is a Motorola Netopia 7347-44. According to their website, the speed is ‘10/100’.
My laptop is connected to the wireless router with wifi. The wireless network adapter is Realtek RTL8191SE. From what I’ve found online, the speed is “data rate up to 72.2M/144.4Mbps using 20MHz bandwidth, 150M/300Mbps using 40MHz bandwidth” (not sure what any of this means, not an expert). Drivers are up to date.
I know I don’t have any Gigabit devices, but still if the connection was the minimum of these values (72.2M), that still would be around 9 Mb/s, wouldn’t it?
Any recommendations about how to improve this transfer rate? How to detect which of the components is not working properly?