DS213J is set up..file transfer over ethernet
My new DS213J was set up in minutes (excellent installation process) this morning, but there does seem to be an issue with transfer speed over ethernet. I'm temporarily getting around it by plugging a USB 2.0 portable drive into the NAS USB port and copying the files over to the NAS that way.
My PC was wired to my router directly using a 10m run of cat6 cable ...up until today. The cable passes through adjacent rooms to reach the router at the front of the house (from back room to front room along the skirtings). Been like that for a long time, and no issues. However, went to plug the new DS213J into the router which is on a table under the window in the living room and blow me, no spare LAN port. Don't know how I missed that! All four lan ports taken up by a Home plug, VoIP line, the PC, and a cat6 cable to a gigabit switch which all my AV and Hi-Fi stuff is plugged into. Anyhow, I unplugged the PC cable from the router and plugged it into the the Hi-Fi/AV switch to free up a port. The switch is a gigabit 8 port TPLINK jobby, so is good enough and haven't had any issues with it. But when I initiated transfer of my music library using DSM file station the transfer speed was showing up as 24 days...and an absolutely absymal transfer rate (< 0.5KB/s).
My PC's ethernet adaptor is also gigabit, so the transfer should be blistering. Nope. After a long wait it was only showing as 0.24% completed. I've got 345GB of flacs to copy over to the new NAS, so that aint gonna happen. Needless to say I stopped it, deleted the files it had managed to copy over, and plugged a USB drive in one of the USB ports on the NAS. Using File Station I then dragged and dropped the folders from the attached USB drive to the NAS. It's not going to be as fast as gigabit, I know, but not much choice until I find out what the problem is from my PC to the NAS.
I noticed that 'Parity system check' is running, and 'data scrubbing' is at 20.78%. Would that affect the transfer via ethernet that much? 115Gb of flacs have already been transferred to the NAS via USB so I'll let it run now as it looks like it will have completed copying over the rest in a couple more hours.
Has anyone had any experiences like this with a new Synology NAS? How long did it take you to do the initial transfer to the NAS?