Author Topic: Linkstation Mini and attached USB-drive - very slow rate of copy - why?  (Read 3174 times)

chuggydk

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Hi from Germany,

 

I've attached my Linkstation Mini to the router, no sweat at all.

Now I want to copy all my files from my PC via an external USB-HDD to the Linkstation because I thought, this would be at USB 2.0 speed. But it isn't. It's slower than copying via the WiFi network. It copies files only with 400-500 KB/sec, even in the NASNavigator Windows (Drag&Drop).

 

I have more file-types than multimedia, so the DirectCopy is not an option.

 

Do I do something wrong? Or what could be the problem?

 

Kind regards and a happy new year,

 

Frank

Message Edited by chuggydk on 12-30-2008 07:22 PM

Paul

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Re: Linkstation Mini and attached USB-drive - very slow rate of copy - why?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008, 10:41:21 am »
What is the model number and firmware version that you are running?

chuggydk

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Re: Linkstation Mini and attached USB-drive - very slow rate of copy - why?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 07:55:38 am »
   

Productname LS-WS1.0TGL/R1

Hostname LS-WSGL5F9

Firmware 1.04

 

I've made a workaround and attached my USB-drive to my laptop, connected it via LAN-Cable to the router and started copying - max speed 5 MB/sec.

 

While trying to update to firmware 1.05 the program (LSUpdater.exe) hangs up under Vista 32bit.

 

Regards,

Frank

 

Message Edited by chuggydk on 01-01-2009 03:45 PM

chuggydk

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Re: Linkstation Mini and attached USB-drive - very slow rate of copy - why?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 10:28:40 am »
   I've updated now to 1.05 - no improvement :mansad:

chuggydk

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Re: Linkstation Mini and attached USB-drive - very slow rate of copy - why?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 11:32:08 am »
   

Problem solved, I really don't know what the problem was.

It appears that attaching and de-attaching USB-devices is not very stable with the Linkstation.

 

I've attached a USB 2.0 stick and copying took place with satisfying speed. Now my USB-HDD runs with the same speed, originally I had a USB extension cable, maybe this was the problem.

 

Regards,

Frank