Slow gigabit network transfer to usb network harddrive

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Dutt1113, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Dutt1113

    Dutt1113 [H]ard|Gawd

    Jun 30, 2005
    I am trying to transfer about 80gb of movie files to a usb network hardrive hooked up to my Netgear WNDR3700 dual band router. I have windows 7 ultimate. I have my pc hard wired (gigabit) to the router temporarily to do the transfer but i'm only getting 3.3 MB/s. What gives? I thought I would at least get a lot faster than that? Is the usb network harddrive on the router limiting it to be this slow. I could've swore that usb transfered faster than that.

    Any ideas?
  2. gimp

    gimp [H]ardForum Junkie

    Jul 25, 2008
    3.3MB/s = ~330Mbps
    USB2.0 = ~480Mbps

    include overhead from both the TCP/IP and USB protocols, and the fact that you will never get a full 480Mbps out of USB, and the number is pretty close.

    edit: damnit, I'm a tard. 3.3MB/s = 30.3Mbps. How did I do that?

    so connect the USB drive directly to your computer and copy a large file; what kind of transfer speed do you get then?