01-23-2011 02:33 PM
I just connected the drive to my Linksys wireless router then went through the setup using a Dell Studio laptop connected wirelessly to the router. I did not start any backups. There is nothing else active on the network. The access times to the drive are very slow. Copying files to the default shared space on the drive averages less than 2.5MB/sec. Deleting a file using explorer takes several minutes to identify the file before I get the confirmation to delete. Opening the dashboard for the drive in Chrome takes several seconds to change from one menu to another.
Any help would be appreciated - if I cannot get this fixed I will have to take it back.
01-26-2011 09:28 AM
There could be a variety of things that can affect the data transfer speed. Lets start with the router. Does the 4 ports on the Linksys router Gigabit or 10/100 speed? This makes a big difference in data speeds.
Your Dell Laptop and Linksys Router, do they both run and are connected on 802.11n? e.g. if your Router WiFi only supports 802.11G, but your Dell can support 802.11N, then your data transfer will be based only on the slower G.
Also, make sure that the MyBookLive has been updated to the latest Firmware 01.02.03.
01-27-2011 08:16 PM
My setup is doing the same crap. I just tried to copy a ~801mb avi file from my laptop to the My Book Live and it was clocking at ~2.10mb/sec. Is this the best it's going to do? I have the drive wired to a 2Wire DSL modem/Wireless Router.
Are there any firewall settings that have to be changed on Windows 7 or at the router?
02-03-2011 04:48 AM
I've been having issues a well. I purchased this from Costco 7 days ago an it's still doing the initial backup (670GB).
02-03-2011 07:59 PM
Regarding Time Machine backups - do a google search on issues with it. You will find a number of ways to help with Time Machine - especially if you are trying to do this wirelessly.
I am not sure what people are expecting the My Book to do connecting wirelessly and with a 10/100 connection. It can only move the bits as fast as the wireless speed. Try connecting the My Book Live directly into your computer via the Ethernet port to test the speed. As long as you have Gigabit ethernet, you should see anywhere from 40MBs-90MBs (depending on the size and length of files you transfer. The larger the file size, the better performance you will get).
If you are still having issues connected directly, then you might start investigating your OS. Antivirus software can slow down performance on file writes by up to 40% (depending on the AV vendor).
02-04-2011 05:50 AM
while copying files from a lap-top to Mybooklive through network, what speed of transfer should one expect?
I get about 230 to 250 megabits per second on a Wired Gig network: