Mostly it's the 100 meagerbit ethernet link. If speed is an issue you don't want a NAS until you can up your network to 1Gb or 1000Mb speeds.
Yes I own 2 NAS boxes but will it matter if you think it should be as fast as some USB drive?
At this moment I'm looking for an affordable NAS drive for at home with a LAN and USB interface.
Last weekend I a got a very bad experience with a NAS(ty) drive from WD :-((. It was the "My Book World" Edition 500 GB Ethernet. After a weekend wrestling I brought it back to the shop and got a refund :-). You know partly my fault, I had to read the reviews first!
So, I'm still looking around for an affotable NAS drive. In the mean time I checked out:
- the WD solution, a lot of SW-HD problems and slow ~3MB/s (LAN) no USB.
- the LaCie Mini ethernet 500GB, slow ~5MB/s for LAN and USB.
- the STOREX NAS-351 400 GB USB 2.0 / Ethernet, not much info or reviews found.
- the new Freecom Externe harddisk 3,5" Network Drive 500 GB Ethernet/USB 2.0. The replacer of the classic SL Network drive with a FTP server inside. The latter (previous) has a data transfer rate of approx. 10MB/s (LAN), 25MB(USB), but what about the new one?????
Has someone more experiences and(speed)test-results (review,forums, ...) of the new dutch Freecom Network Drive and/or the french STOREX NAS-351?? All advise and info about cheap NAS drives is welcome!
Why are those cheap NAS drives so slow, is there a technical explanation for it??
note: Freecom said very honest to me that they have some speed problems with this device but couldn't tell me what the results are. At this moment they are working on new firmware to solve the problem, no release date confirmed yet. Another problem, maybe partly related to first was no NTFS with LAN, USB NTFS or FAT32.