Airport Extreme: attached drive - USB or Ethernet?

mgpg89

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Aug 31, 2008
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I bought a NAS (WD My Book Live 2TB) to work as a media server. It's connected to my Airport Extreme using Ethernet.

I just set it up and started a 300GB file transfer and the dialog box displays:
Time remaining: 16 days
Really?! I bought a NAS instead of a regular external HDD because I read Ethernet was supposed to be faster than USB. Isn't that true?
 

Knoodles

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Feb 2, 2003
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How is your computer connected to the APE? Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi? If Wi-fi then you are still limited by wireless speed as compared to ethernet.
 

Knoodles

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Weird. I too have a NAS set up as a media server through ethernet. Connected first to USB for initial set up then ethernet. No problems. Sorry could not be more help. Maybe with more info?
 

mgpg89

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Aug 31, 2008
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Doesn't really matter anymore, as I already returned the drive. Wasn't too impressed with the speeds + overall user experience.

Thanks for your help though!
 
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