Here is my setup.
- A Linksys Cisco E3200 wifi router.
- A MacbookPro running OS X Lion 10.7.4.
- A Seagate GoFlex 1TB hard drive connected to wifi router via the USB port.
When I try to transfer data from my MBP to the HDD, the data transfer rate is very low. I'm getting around 3MB/s write speed. This is very slow compared to the speed I get when HDD is directly connected to the MBP.
The HDD is NTFS formatted. And the router provides access to HDD using Samba share. So I connect to the HDD using smb://.
What is the limiting factor here affecting the data transfer rate?