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Network performance is directly impacted by the computers, devices and other hardware involved.
A Local Area Network will only transfer as fast as the slowest device on the network. This means that if you have two Gigabit Ethernet devices connected to a 10 Mbit/s switch, the entire network will transfer at 10 Mbit/s. Check your device's connection speeds in its manual or on its support site to ensure compatibility.
Most networks will transfer (on average) at the following speeds:
10 Mbit/s Ethernet Networks - 1 or 2 megabytes a second
100 Mbit/s Ethernet Networks - 5 to 15 megabytes a second
1 Gbit/s (Gigabit) Ethernet Networks - 20+ megabytes a second
Typically, wireless devices will not be able to reach the same speeds as when using a wired connection.
A few other aspects to keep in mind:
Please contact LaCie Technical Support for further assistance.