I own a My Book Live. I have spent some time tonight trying to optimalise the transfer speeds. To do so I connect the NAS directly to the ethernet port of the computer. Windows gives me 6.5MB/s write speed (for photos).
On Ubuntu I connect the NAS, then edit the ethernet connection to be
link-local only. The best I can then get is 5MB/s for one large file, and 1.2MB/s for photos. That's too slow, I think. I want something around 5 or 6 MB/s.
The present setup
The connection looks something like
afp://[email protected]/Pictures. Sometimes
avahi-browse just crashes.
When it is on the router I can just do something like
sudo mount -t cifs -o user=username,pass=passw //mybooklive.local/someshare/ /media/nas, but when trying to mount directly via ethernet (nas-to-computer)
local-link only I get this error message:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //mybooklive/zerix/, missing codepage or helper program, or other error (for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might need a /sbin/mount.<type> helper program) In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
How can I upgrade the speed? Should I look into an alternative for afp? Or some different tool? Should I manually mount the nas? If so, how?