12-12-2009 03:33 PM
To answer one of the above questions, I believe it is a 400Mhz Marvell Orion processor, and 128MB RAM. Like said above, gigabit is a standard for what the port is capabale of, not a measure of throughput speed of the device. If it were not a gigabit port, it would jam up the rest of a gigabit network.
12-12-2009 04:09 PM
This would be true if the 100mbit device is hooked up to a gigabit hub. This is not true if it's hooked up to a gigabit "switch". A hub simply redistributes the information through all ports, so obviously a giagbit port of the end device would help relieve network congestion. This is not the case with a gigabit switch network port, because it is smarter than a plain hub. A switch learns the originator port and the destinator port through a MAC address lookup table and redirect that specific traffic, thus improving network performance. Some gigabit switch port provide network load balancing, which improves network performance even more. Problem is, people confused a hub as a switch and routers sometimes come with definition that it is a switching hub (confusing that it is switching when it's really not). I have slow 100mbit devices on the same switching ports as my gigabit devices and all of them DO NOT suffer any slowdown from heavy network traffic due to my gigabit switch port which possess an intelligent on the fly port switching with load balancing. Some of these switches are not expensive at all. You just have to know what to buy. Secondly, the Quad SATA interface is a multiplexer -- hence it splits the network bandwidth into 4 drives (according smartnetbuilder) so you are not going to get blazing transfer speeds. However, at 10Mb/s write and 20Mb/s, it is not the fastest and probably not ideal for post video work. The person with the HTPC would probably benefit from a Drobo with the fastest xfer speeds and then back it up to the Quad during the night. This offers the best RAID 5 protection with the best performance using the HTPC/Drobo setup for post video work.
04-26-2010 12:33 PM
I'm getting 10 MB/s writing also.
If this is the maximum and limitation by the processor, then I suggest Buffalo makes it very CLEAR to future buyers because everyone will experience major disappointment transferring their files onto their newly purchased Linkstation.
What's worse is that the Gigabit port on the NAS will mislead many people onto investing in a Gigabit network which will hardly be utilized due to the NAS' bottle-neck.
Any practical solution or remedy to this? Upgrading the processor? Anything?
07-26-2010 11:41 PM
What is the speed of your transfer rate to/from your Linkstation Quad (LS-QL)?
I'm only getting 8-11MB/s when copying files from my Windows 7 PC to my LS-QL.
My LS-QL is connected to an SMC Gigabit switch on a Gigabit network.
08-06-2010 04:49 PM
On a gigabit network 7 MB/s is about the average. 8-11 MB/s is pretty good in comparison.
09-17-2010 11:13 PM
:smileyindifferent: Are you kidding me?!?!?! 7Mb/s is average for a 10/100 network, not gigabit.
I happen to be experiencing this same problem with a newly purchased Linkstation Quad and am very upset about it to put it nicely. I bought the 8TB model to store graphic design work after outgrowing a 2TB Linkstation Pro and on the same network and same switch, I average 35-40 Mb/s with the Pro and 5-8 Mb/s with the Quad. I'm in the process of copying all of my files from the Pro to the Quad and had I known about this speed issue, I would have gone somewhere else. I was very pleased with the Pro and though I would simply be increasing my storage space, but now I've got a thousand dollar brick that transfers across a gigabit network slower than a USB hard drive directly attached to my computer.
02-02-2011 03:51 AM
I am seeing the same 9-12Mb/s speeds to and from the LS-QL 4TB on a Gigabit network. I get speeds from 40Mb/s to 120Mb/s between PC's on the same Gigabit network. Pretty disappointing when factoring in the utilization of the LS-QL on this network. And this apparently is limited by the other hardware in the unit (ie- cpu)? I'll be shoppin other brands after seeing this isn't something that can be resolved.
02-04-2011 08:49 AM
We have released newer units that get about 72'MBps in the linkstation family and 100MBps + with the TeraStation family.