I have a windows desktop which stores all my movies, songs and pictures.
I have a mac laptop which I would like to access these files.
I don't want to utilize the FTP or SCP protocol because I don't want them to be downloaded to my mac. I want to access them as if they are a network mounted disk.
So I tried using the native SMB protocol (available in Finder -> Go -> Connect to server). I tried dragging a file and dropping it onto my MAC's desktop. Surprisingly, I am only able to transfer at a very slow rate of about 1mb/s.
Assuming network connectivity is not a problem, has anyone experienced incredible slowness with SMB?
Are there alternative protocols for me to use in this case between PC and MAC?