Actual data transfer speed from PowerMac to NAS

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Cox Orange, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors 65832

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    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?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    zen.state

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    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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65832

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  4. macrumors member

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    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.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
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    VanneDC

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    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..
     
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    zen.state

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    I have an 11 year old G4 and get 40MB+/sec on my network and almost 80MB/sec sustained HD speed.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 65832

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

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