wow, ok sure.
The firmware is 3.7.3 Build 801 - it was on the previous build (don't ask me to specify - still 3.7, not sure after that) and it was running the same performance then too.
I am using Static Routing with only Ethernet 1 enabled, no port trunking or bonding.
I am connecting to a Netgear 5 port 10/100/1000 Switch using a CAT5e standard RJ45 cable from the NAS to the switch, then an identical cable to the macbook's 10/100/1000 Ethernet port.
No DHCP, TCP/IP is used, no intelligent routing protocols like EIGRP or RIP or BGP as it's LAN only.
Connection status' are fine, copying to and from other devices appear to be a LOT quicker than the NAS.
The NAS is a TS-419P Turbo NAS - 1.2GHz Marvell with 512Mb RAM.
4x 2TB Hitachi Hard Disks - not sure which models - in RAID 5.
What is the network configuration (auto/forced, DHCP, trunk mode, protocols enabled, etc).
-Auto Negotiation, Static TCP/IP, no Trunk Mode - single connection.
How are you doing the transfer?
- Normally copying over 802.11n 5GHz Wifi, but for testing I was using a wired 1Gb Netgear Switch with Cat5e cables.
What is CPU utilization during a transfer?
- CPU utilization appears to be around 50-60% but does spike occasionally up to 100%
What else is installed and running?
Twonky Media Server is running, iTunes server running, FTP and Bit-torrent, but Bit-torrent has been turned off for this testing.
From my windows Laptop I am achieving 2.5MB/s read speed over FTP.
From my Macbook I am achieving around 3.4-3.6MB/s read speed over Samba.
Everything is in the same Subnet, Network has been tested and updated and appears to be running fine at about 270Mb/s access speed over Wifi or 100/1000Mb/s Wired, depending where you plug in.
Don't know what else you'd want to know.
As far as I'm concerned the NAS is simply not performing. I could be wrong. It's very slow indeed.
One other note is that 99% of the time it is clicking away, it's noisy and therefore is upstairs in the spare room. It never seems to go to sleep or be quiet. It's usually on for about 16 hours a day then powers down at night.