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Network and Passport drives

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#1 lostsoul65


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 09:38 AM

My WD passport drive is 5 times faster than my network drive but that is on one computer so my question is can 2 computers share the same drive and be as fast as a WD passport drive?

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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 02:35 PM

The short answer is no.  A hard drive connected directly to the computer using USB 3 has more bandwidth than your network is able to provide.  When you do things over the network you are limited by the slowest device the data needs to cross.  If you had gigabit Ethernet connecting everything you might get close to the speed having it directly connect.

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