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    • Speaking of networks, this reminds me of the biggest flaw with NAS's -- IO on gigabit ethernet is sub-par. IO on internal hard disks or even external USB drives can be well above 1000 mbps read / write. A 10 gigabit ethernet home network is on my wishlist to have a faster connection with my NAS. I came across this recently and realized that it's actually reasonably attainable. At 10 gig ethernet, it would let me work off the NAS for photo and video editing, not just pipe content back and forth before and after working on a project.

    • I’ve carefully matched cat 6 cable for my hard wired devices - but the readynas is slow. I’m hoping for an improvement with the Synology.

    • Hey Kevin...thanks for posting this...it sounds like after reading this, for my home network, I just need to install a 10 Gb/s card in my pc, get some cable and plug my PC right into my Synology box....is it that simple? That is something I can do right away and it would make my life so much simpler. Then, when I need to access the files remotely it is only at an as needed basis.

    • Hey @kevin - Well, once again....I am not as smart as I think I am. LOL

      I bought the adapter and the CAT 7 cable and after installing the drivers my computer could not boot up correctly. I loved the idea and, I am sure it is do-able but, I could not figure it out.

      And, after calling Digital Storm (this was the second box I bought from them) and them never returning my call, Amazon issued a quick refund and it reminded me that I need to write a non-emotional terrible review of how Digital Storm has totally gone down hill. My first box and their service at the time was good...not great but good enough.

      This year I bought an Alienware laptop and it has worked flawlessly and I know I could get a Dell person on the phone.

      So, the good news I learned I am not that smart, I hate my Digital Storm box and I appreciate Amazon not flinching in the $200+ return.