carl666 wrote:what am i doing wrong..?
Not sure why it's so slow. As noted above, you should see anywhere from 45 GB per hour transfer speeds and up when backing up to USB. What's the make & model of the USB drive?
maybe i could put another sata drive in the slot 2 in the NAS an copy the files from slot 1 to slot 2?
No... it doesn't work that way. The drive will be added to the existing array.
is that the fastest option?because this usb tranfering is taking ages!!!
ill be old and grey before that transfer is done.
If you're computer is wired to the network (as opposed to wireless) you could hook up the USB drive to the computer and then drag & drop the files. What kind of network connection do you have (wired 10/100/gigabit, wireless A/B/G/N)?