Originally Posted by Kelson
You previously cited you were getting 35-40MBps (280-320Mbps). That's really not bad for transfer rates and if it only takes an hour or so to transfer all the rips to your NAS from the laptop, I wouldn't give the matter much extra thought and just keep on keeping on. Your laptop seems quite serviceable for the task and eventually you will be done with the bulk ripping. That is unless you are of a mindset that you have to ream it out to get the max possible performance -- then you'll need to spend some money and time tinkering.
For several years I used a 10 yr old Pentium PC with 1GB RAM as a Media-PC and did all my BD/DVD ripping on it. I have a pair of 4TB D-Link NAS units that I use exclusively for storing/streaming BD rips -- the max transfer rate from the Media-PC to the D-Link NAS is 14MBps -- it takes about 40 min to send a 35GB BD rip to the NAS. The unit was dreadfully slow compared to my i7 desktop but that never impeded me from using it to fill up the NAS units -- old PC's get lots done while you sleep or are at work. I never felt the urge to replace the Media-PC until it finally died when the CPU burned up. I do appreciate the high speed of the new Media-PC but since I only rip 2-3 new BD/month these days it doesn't have much of an impact on my work-flow.
Precisely, and don't get me wrong, as I said, I'm not goin to lose much sleep over 35-40 speeds...just wondering if I can easily help it out.
First, I did indeed confirm a gigabit connection to my laptop.
Sigh. But- with nothing changed- we now have 15-25 MBps speeds.
Sometimes I just say, yep, ok. Sure.
Again, as you reiterated, once my library's ripped, whats a few titles a month?
It's just funny to me at this point, really.