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Storage Synology DS211J very slow

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by l3v1ck, 8 Jun 2011.

  1. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    I've just bought:

    Synology DS211j 1.2Ghz SATA NAS Ser
    2TB Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar

    I've just set it all up and logged on from my laptop. I've started transfering 200GB of data onto the drive from my laptop, but it's only transferring at 2.6 MB per second.
    My wifi connection is at full strength, so I can't understand why it's slow slow.

    Does anyone have any ideas as to why the terrible performance?
     
  2. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Is it Windows that is telling you that it is transferring at 2.6MB per second? If so, can you log into the Synology and see what that is saying the transfer rate is?

    WiFi will be much slower than a wired connection and lots of small files will transfer at a much slower rate than large files.
     
  3. Cleggmeister

    Cleggmeister Of reasonable knowledge...

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    That's pretty good for wifi. Try it cabled and see what you get, thus proving whether its a network or disc related speed issue.
     
  4. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Might have to try a cable.
    I left it on overnight, but it's still saying 21 hours to go.
     
  5. donok

    donok Every Little Helps .....

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    best bet to use a cable to compete any large transfers, usually the inital transfer is the largest. then use it wirelessly for smaller files more often
     
  6. Salty Wagyu

    Salty Wagyu moo

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    If that's Wireless-G (54Mbps), then that is about right, Wireless is half-duplex so you're only going to be able to achieve a max of ~27Mbps (3.37MB/sec) transfer in one direction, usually a bit less than that.
     
  7. OCJunkie

    OCJunkie OC your Dremel too

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    It's slow BECAUSE it's on Wi-Fi lol, there's nothing wrong with your numbers. Cable that thing up, hopefully your laptop does Gigabit too but you didn't mention.
     
  8. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Thanks for the info guys. :thumb:
    It's actually very reassuring. For a minute I thought I'd bought a turkey.

    On the plus side, it's motivation to get a Wifi N router (as my laptop is N capable).
     
  9. NigelT

    NigelT New Member

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    I struggle to get above 1mb over wireless but get between 10 to 30mb wired.
     
  10. tripwired

    tripwired Deploying Surprise in 3... 2...1...

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    Your router is likely to be the problem, if you do end up buying a new one it's probably best to look out for one with gigabit network ports to future proof it a bit. eBuyer have a good deal going at the moment on a Linksys one, WAG320N (for ADSL).
     
  11. OCJunkie

    OCJunkie OC your Dremel too

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    Even WiFi-N won't be a big deal... seriously mate, once you wire up Gigabit ethernet everything else seems like freaken cold molasses in comparison and becomes completely unbearable.
     

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