I completely wiped my ds211j this past weekend, and with only one disk installed, I was getting about 10MB/s up and down. Surprisingly, after adding the second disk, and recreating an SHR raid 1 volume, my read speed this morning was about 5MB/s. In both cases, I was reading a file about 1GB big. These speeds are adequate, but I really want to know why I am not getting the 30MB/s+ that others are reporting.
I am downloading straight from filestation, which may be part of the problem. Should I be transferring via samba/cifs? NFS? FTP? I have not yet enabled any services on the NAS aside from the user home service. I also have just the default settings on for windows sharing (no master browser, optimization of db operations).
2x Western Digital 500GB Caviar Green (WD5000ADS)
NAS is plugged into Netgear GS108T gigabit smart switch, which plugs into the FIOS Router. Jumbo frames are enabled.
Laptop (core i7 w/ gigabit ethernet) is plugged into FIOS Actiontec MI424WR router.
There is also a Linksys WRT54g hooked into the Fios router, but that should be irrelevant, as it is just an access point on the other side of the house.
Is there something obvious I am missing? I am going to start changing out cables and routers, but if there is something easy I am doing wrong, I would like to know before I start making a mess of things.