I’m a computer professional of 30 years, home network setup clean and error free.
I attached this 4TB drive and my main computer (Windows 7) found it immedidately and I created a temp directory fine.
Am only using this drive as a simple archive, do not need cloud capabilities, but copying files, some pretty large,
is agonizingly, soul-crushingly slow…even a 1k file. Pretty sure this is not a Gigabit vs 100Base issue.
Even in a shell, just changing directory to it is sssslllloooowwwww. Changing directory to another NAS drive is normal.
Dell Precision running Win7
Because I was out of ports on the router, I just plugged into a connected switch/hub. Like I said, initially,
everything seemed fine, but after trying to copy stuff, now slow. I rebooted my computer just to eliminate,
but it was never slow when dealing with any other network connection,etc…FireFox/web performance not affected.
I could try to connect it directly to router, but I doubt that’ll make a difference.
I’m wondering if I need to configure the MyCloud drive?..I didn’t because heck it found it on startup, and seem ok.
But at this speeed, it’s NOT useable.
When something *is* copied to it,…in my Explorer window, slow green progress bar works it way across,…takes almost a minute…
Does anybody have a fix for this? Or can suggest something to try? Is WesternDigital out there somewhere?
Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated,