Slow file transfers on Orbi

I upgraded to the Orbi more than a year ago based on The Wirecutter’s recommendation and it works phenomenally well overall. We get a strong signal throughout the house and have a Plex server running on a Nvidia Shield that works very well.

However, I have noticed that file transfers on the network (from my Mac to a hard drive attached to the Shield) are dog slow. I was wondering why that is given that everything else works so well. Is there anything I can do to improve the file transfer speeds? Thanks to whoever helps out.

Have you any other computers / hard drives you can do some tests with? My first thought would be to try and isolate which bit is actually the bottleneck: the network, the shield or the drive.

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