I try to transfer with mionet, from my work pc, some big files 200bm+. My conection speed is 24 mbit download and upload! But the best speed I have is 60Kb/sec.!
are u sure that that the place where your mybook is, there is enough upload speed?? www.speedtest.net
I have mybook on a lan at 1 Gb/s, and I only get 2,8MB/s. does anyone know How can I increase the speed?
Hi, newbie here …
I also have a 'My-Book', the 1TB version. And on my Gigabit LAN network my maximum file transfer-speed is a lousy 4.6MB/sec.
This means that the backup my 700Gb of data will take over 43 hours …
Why are they crippling this disk ?
Have a thorough look thru this forum. This speed is normal for this device. They don't cripple the disk. They just build a cheap device. What do you expect? A Porsche for the price of a Nissan Micra?
We don't know exactly what causes the relatively slow speed. But probably it's a combination of very little amount of memory (32MB!) combined with an embedded processor running at 200MHz (!).
Well … it claims to support 10/100/1000 mbit data speeds.
My switch also indicates that the line connecting the 'My-book' is connected at 1Gbit, same as the line to my PC. Only the line to my modem-switch is at 100mb/s (perhaps that line is holding back the entire system??)
though it should work like that, in LAN-parties there are also other 100mbit lines on my Gigabit switch attached and there I can achieve data transfers of over 60mB/s (=ca 500mbit/s) with other PC's (with a Gigabit connection).
This means that the 'My-book' (or should I say: My-Slug) is working at only 10% of the 'normal' speed.
I understand that this transfer rate is ok for on-line remote data acces, but not for backup !
I want to back up 700Gb of data, at this rate it will take me 48 hours -at least- to make a backup …
I might as well have bought a USB-disk for that. for a Gigabit connection I expected better performance.
Talking about on-line data transfer, I just copied a file (60MB) form my work-PC to my home-PC via Mionet … that took me 1 hour 24 minutes, that makes a whopping 0.01 MByte/s (98kbs) so forget about transferring large files.
Bear in mind that the hardware link is just one part of the exchange. The protocol being used to connect and transmit/receive data is going to come with it's own overhead. From my reading here, it appears both Samba (Windows Networking) and NFS (Linux Networking) contribute to the slow speeds. FTP doesn't seem to have as much overhead (again, based on what I've read here), so setting up vsftpd on the MyBook and using that to transmit/receive data may be a faster method. YMMV
On my home network (not using mionet) I can tranfer files to and from the MBWE at 50-54 mbps. That's megabits per second. Roughly half the bandwidth of my 100 mb network. For some reason the MBWE acts as if it's in half duplex mode, but that's still pretty decent speeds.
Which transfer method do you use? 50-54 Mbps would be roughly 6.25-6.75 MBps. More speed than most of us get. Don't be misled by the speed, it's most probably not half-duplex, especialy since this is a gigabit interface and it does work in gigabit mode (or that's what my network equipment says).
The fact that WD built a gigabit interface into this device is probably only due to marketing reasons. That's what you can write on the package: GIGABIT! Sounds great. Or perhaps they just got these chips cheaper than the 100Mbit ones. But that's like on the autobahn in Germany. The fact that you can go without speed limit doesn't usually mean that you are going faster than, say 75mph, even if you do have a Porsche ;-)
Do you still remember when they introduced ATA100 interfaces? There were no hard disks at that time faster than perhaps 40MBps. Of course you couldn't transfer the data from the disks faster than 40MB, despite the 100MB theoretical speed.
In the end, it's your purpose for this device which matters. For me these speeds are no problem at all. But I wouldn't use this device as a backup.