So just after returning all the bargain drives that I bought from BestBuy, leaving me with only the two Costco Cloud drives, I decided to determine why it took almost 8 days for my data comparison of 5TBs. I had thought it was just an old 2010 Mac Mini that ran slow on the data comparisons. My previous fast data comparison of 3 days, was done on my new Macbook 12".
I decided to do a speed test on the Clouds and found that they were connected at 100mb/s, so I figure that it must be the cables, because I did do a speed test and the Clouds were a blazing 120 MB/s devices. Unplugged the cable and found another cat 5e.
I turned the cloud around and was ready to plug in the new ethernet cable and to my horror the front light was red!!
Oh just great and I just returned the other drives to BestBuy.
I panicked and tried to log on to my clouds… and found that I couldn’t… (noises of swearing can be heard throughout Canada).
Then I realized that I had unplugged my ethernet cable to swap the cable… and a light came on (above my head), dim one at this point… I plugged in the new cable… and a few seconds later… the light turn Blue!
Alright so who is the jokester at WD that decided the lights are red when you don’t have a ethernet Cable plugged in?
I don’t know if anyone knew this in this forum but this really came as a shock to me, and Bennor don’t you dare post up links to this showing that I was the only ■■■■■ that didn’t know about this. A Red light has always meant that the drive has gone bad for the last 4 years and now a red light means that you don’t have a ethernet cable plugged in?
Really unbelievable… seriously…
Now I just found out after many trial and error, that the ports on my 1200AC router are not gigabit? I am not sure what is going on, but there are 5 ports on my Dlink router that is currently configured as 100mb lines. (edit-apparently they are 10/100 Ethernet ports). I will need to RTFM unless someone can give me a clue. Just reserved a 5 port dlink switch from BestBuy for pickup.
edit: Slow speeds? Of course there are so many possibilities including cables, your mac/pc and now routers. Yes, yes we knew that old routers had the slow local 100mb, but I had really thought that all the newer AC routers would be gigabit and I am so annoyed that they are not, well perhaps the more expensive models. I got what I paid for ($42).
what a day…