i seem to be noticing SIGNIFICANTLY slower read and write access speeds to the Drobo FS when my macbook pro (MBP) (i7 Core) is connected to the network via wifi (802.11n) compared to ethernet ([color=#FF0000]100mbps[/color]… not 1000mbps). based on the sheer bandwidth of 802.11n, i would think it would be the faster of the two connections (and i have confirmed via “network utilities” the connection type is 802.11n).
here are the things i am seeing:
MBP connected via WiFi (802.11n) only
- when copying any data type from my MBP to the Drobo FS it is much slower than any file transfer should be
- when playing a video file from the Drobo FS on my MBP via VLC player, the file (depending on size) takes 10’s seconds to load.
- after a video is finally loaded into VLC, the video will only play for a few seconds before it stops, “thinks,” plays another few seconds. it acts like what happens when watching a video online and the buffer runs out.
MBP connected via ethernet (100mbps) only
- no issues that were seen when connected via 802.11n are experienced
i read a few posts about the new i7 Core not supporting jumbo frames but i doubt that this is the issue here.
does anyone have any ideas on what might be going on?