NAS, ATV3 improving speed

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jer99, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. jer99 macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2013
    I broke down and purchased a DROBO 5N and populated it with 11 TB and a 256G cache. I attached it to a 1G switch in the Home Theater cabinet that goes to the ATV3 and a 1G router. The router goes to my PC running iTunes.
    The speed is about 500Mbs to the drobo.

    I still have a delay upon startup and am wondering what ideas people may have for minimizing the delay as much as possible.

    For example, I have an old PC laptop running XP. If I put that on the same switch in the Home Theater cabinet, will that make a substantial difference?

    What other ideas are out there?
  2. Revelation78 macrumors 68000


    Dec 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    Couple of questions...

    Please provide make and model of the "1G switch."
    Please provide details, make/model of the "1G router."

    Is your Apple TV hard wired or wireless?

    Have you ever fully tested your throughput from your computer to your Dorbo, and I mean actually tested it?

    Is your Drobo setup as an iTunes/Media server or is it just a "drive" and you have another device acting as the media server?

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