Speed USB 2 0 vs ethernet Tags: Desktops Ethernet Card USB NAS Storage Storage Last response: March 4, 2010 12:28 AM in Storage Share Anonymous a b G Storage March 3, 2010 4:53:51 PM Hello, will I get faster speed going with a ethernet NAS storage vs a USB desktop external? More about : speed usb ethernet sminlal a c 415 G Storage March 3, 2010 11:07:51 PM USB 2.0 would be the slowest. USB 2.0 has a theoretical speed of 60MByte/sec, but in practice it's pretty much limited to about 30-35MByte/sec for external disks. Gigabit Ethernet should be capable of up to about 100MByte/sec, although I don't have any personal experience with drive performance using it. USB 3.0 would be even faster. m 0 l soundefx March 4, 2010 12:11:16 AM I believe the ethernet NAS storage would be faster as in some cases, you will/should be able to get around 70 - 90 MB/s. Also, you have one central area for all your storage. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JackNaylorPE a c 114 G Storage March 4, 2010 12:28:29 AM NAS hands down.....plus you get RAID mirroring, you get hot swap, auto rebuild, etc. NV + NAS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 7200.12 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... NV+ NAS Unit w/ two 1 TB Dives (1 TB of Storage in X-RAID) - $478 NV+ NAS Unit w/ three 1 TB Dives (2 TB of Storage in X-RAID) - $568 NV+ NAS Unit w/ four 1 TB Dives (3 TB of Storage in X-RAID) - $658 I been using one for 4 years in June (original HD's) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources USB 2.0 vs USB 3.0 flash drive recognition speed Forum Solveddvd vs usb 2.0 speeds Forum Speed Question - USB 2.0 vs. cat5 Forum Ethernet vs usb speed Forum SolvedMax 5 mbps write speed on USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Forum Do I Have High Speed usb 2.0 ports? Forum Ethernet vs USB 1.1 File Transfer or Download Speed Differ.. Forum SolvedAsrock G41-VS3 R2.0 USB HEADERS Forum SolvedHard drive speed too slow - SSD, USB 2.0, IDE, SATA Forum USB 3.0 is the same speed as 2.0? Forum SolvedUSB 2.0 vs 3.0 in LAN adapter? Forum usb 3.0 speed win8 vs win7 Forum SolvedSpeed Demon Needs Advice Please. 1 SSD vs 2 or 3 in RAID0? Forum USB 3.0 speed same as 2.0 Forum SolvedASUS Mobo and Internal USB 2.0 Ports 1314 vs 1112 vs 910 Forum SolvedUSB 3.0 at USB 2.0 speeds Forum Solved970 vs 990FX? Chipsets, RAM speeds and usb 3.0 Forum Ethernet to USB 2.0 is very slow Forum SolvedCase Comparison: Rosewill Challenger (USB 2.0) vs. Rosewill Challenger U3 (USB 3.0) Forum Usb 3.0 runs at 2.0 speed. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !