OK, that's a really broad request. Sorry, but here's the backstory with highlights for those who don't want to read
- Looking for a speedy LAN solution I can use for cloud access too.
- Windows 10 not performing as well as Windows 7
- Netgear router USB is way slower than expected
- OneNote is slow sharing by OneDrive
So, after using OneNote for years just as my file cabinet (and OneDrive as my file store in most cases) I found that Sharing the notebooks between my Windows 7 and Windows 10 PCs was resulting in horrid performance (slow updates back and forth). As it turns out I have a fair number of GB of notebooks, and saw this as an opportunity to look at getting off OneDrive.
Now, each PC uses an SSD and I have shared external WD Drives on Win10 and also a shared drive on the Netgear router. But was performance comparable? No.
Newer Win10 laptop benched (LAN Speed Lite) at 1.7 GB /sec write speed with 0.5 GB read speed whilst
older WIn7 laptop benched at 1.2 GB / sec write speed with 0.3 GB read speed. OK, these were as fast as I was going to get.
Then benched the external WD drive on the newer Win10 Lpatop at 1.4 GB/s write and 0.04 GB/s read
whilst the Win7 laptop using a file share from the WIn10 showed up at 1.2 GB/s write and 0.27 GB/s read.
Hmmm, WTH? I expected slower access through the network share, but didn't expect the file share was 10x faster than the Win10 could read the same drive plugged in locally. Retested. Verified. Scratching my head on that.
But onward to the router, where I have a similar WD drive shared on the USB Port via the native Netgear software.
The newer Win10 writes at 0.01 GB/s and reads at 0.02 GB/s.
The older Win7 writes at 0.01 GB/s and reads at 0.04 GB/s.
Tests where using 1/2 GB of data at a time and the LAN Speed Lite utiltity. BTW, this is a GB LAN (not wifi) and network performance between the two laptops benchas at nearly .9 GB transfer speeds consistently.
Both laptops are i5 processors, the newer Win10 is a Dell Inspiron 7000 series the older Win7 is a Toshiba Ultrabook
So, that leaves me wondering where I should be putting LAN storage. New storage unit on the LAN (obviously the router approach is horrid for performance), or off Win 10 or off Win 7 (I can play with swapping that around) but wondering what other people use for network storage for a few dozen GB and possible web acccess too?