I use an SMB2 connection to share files between OS X and Windows 8.1 over wifi. For whatever reason, the connection is painfully slow, especially when I initiate the file transfer from OS X; it will take about 10-15 minutes to transfer just 1GB of data. The speed triples when I initiate the file transfer from Windows 8.1, taking about 5 minutes to transfer 1GB of data. From what I've read, this is because OS X has poorly implemented the SMB2 transfer protocol (if that makes sense). I'm just wondering if there's any legitimate workaround to this issue (other than reverting to SMB), and if it will be corrected with the upcoming release of OS X Yosemite. Speaking of which, I anticipate that I will upgrade to Yosemite anyhow, and I'm wondering if I should do a clean install, or simply install over Mavericks. Is it really worth the trouble of reinstalling all your programs, reconfiguring settings, etc? I'm just looking for honest advice. Thanks!