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Cox Orange
Oct 22, 2011, 09:20 AM
Hello,

I recently "investigated" a bit around and was playing with the thought to speed up my HDD-connection (for the Data Drive) via ethernet, just as an option. I looked at the "Inxtron/Macpower/Pleiades Taurus LAN" and found a review saying that it has a speed of 1,9MB/s!!! (tested on an Intel mac though).

Can't believe that it should be slower than USB1! Is it really that slow?



zen.state
Oct 22, 2011, 12:27 PM
Sounds to me like the person doing that "review" was using 802.11b wifi. Even 100mbit ethernet would blow that away at around 8-12MB/sec.

If you buy a gigabit ethernet capable NAS and use cat 5e or even better cat 6 cable you will get 30MB/sec at the bare minimum and up to 70-80MB/sec if you use cat6.

Cox Orange
Oct 22, 2011, 01:10 PM
hehe, funny the person who did the review did this in a Mac-magazine (unfortunately german, but one can read the figures) http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:BtbUL_nZ9V0J:www.apfeltalk.de/forum/attachment.php%3Fattachmentid%3D26502%26d%3D1206553294+Das+einzige+nur+%C3%BCber+Ethernet+anschlie%C 3%9Fbare+Geh%C3%A4use+im+Test+ist+das+Taurus+LAN.+Es+unterst%C3%BCtzt+lediglich+die+Dateiformate+Ext 2,+Ext3+und+FAT32+und+f%C3%A4llt+dementsprechend+in+der+Performance+unter+Mac+OS+X+stark&hl=de&gl=de&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESjOl8iI8WsCRdeKCN_LRsNa4yUNADel9ob2iw3EmDWWkzEcKi9nVc-myxuypTkqF_i2QjbDN3-Q8FlnzWXVd6iVojcwtbKQGX4W8GIpMNMntNXq4GEmN0j_AY3XeZx9wBo9A8Do&sig=AHIEtbQESb7FMFf46UUfAKtuh2i7Xb-qWQ

Someone in another forum said, that a good NAS does cost 200EUR up and the cheap ones do not give the same bandwidth, but 1,9MB/s is ridiculously low I admit. :-)

thorns
Oct 22, 2011, 01:31 PM
In the review it says the very low speed is due to the file formats handled by the NAS (It only allows FAT32, Ext2 and Ext3).

Since NAS systems have been introduced to the SOHO market, their speeds don't really improve. It's still very expensive to buy a NAS which handles GBit speeds.

max••
Oct 23, 2011, 04:35 AM
no it is about the same as usb 1 (just a little faster), it was 1.9Mb/s, usb is 12Mbp/s mbp and mb are different, so usb 1 is about 1.5Mb/s and 1.9Mb/s is about 15.2Mbp/s, as that was probably over wifi you should be able to get much better speeds than that

VanneDC
Oct 23, 2011, 04:11 PM
ppc mac with tiger/leopard has notoriously slow transfer rates..

actually one of the main reasons i sold my Quad G5 and got a Mp1,1..

zen.state
Oct 23, 2011, 04:21 PM
ppc mac with tiger/leopard has notoriously slow transfer rates..

I have an 11 year old G4 and get 40MB+/sec on my network and almost 80MB/sec sustained HD speed.

Cox Orange
Oct 24, 2011, 09:23 AM
In the review it says the very low speed is due to the file formats handled by the NAS (It only allows FAT32, Ext2 and Ext3).

Since NAS systems have been introduced to the SOHO market, their speeds don't really improve. It's still very expensive to buy a NAS which handles GBit speeds.

So, maybe it is about the quality of the model of NAS. What NAS do you have Zen? What NAS did you have VanneDC?