AirPort Disk Slow....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cuniac, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    sorry in advance as I could not find the airport form. I am trying to use the Airport disk option in my AirPort Extreme AC to have NAS for my MacBook Pro. Sadly it's soo slow... I'm using a USB 3.0 drive that gets good read/wright when directly connected to my MBP. However, when going through the Airport, it's moving at like 1/10th the speed. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Sounds normal. For one thing, the USB port on the AirPort Extreme is only USB 2.0. I believe the vicinity of 20-30 MB/sec is the expected speed.
     
  3. Jozone macrumors 6502

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    Interesting that its only USB 2.0, when one of the main benefits of AC is the throughput over the LAN.

    OP: Time to get a proper ethernet based NAS if you want faster read/write.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I see about 10 MB/s transfer speeds on the HDD attached to my 5th gen AirPort Extreme. It's just slow, unfortunately.
     
  5. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    That is because AirPort's bottleneck is CPU, not the USB port.
    PS I believe AirPort-related discussions are mostly in the Mac Accessories section.
     

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