- FRITZ!Box 7590
- FRITZ!Box 7583
- FRITZ!Box 7582
- FRITZ!Box 7581
- FRITZ!Box 7560
- FRITZ!Box 7530 AX
- FRITZ!Box 7530
- FRITZ!Box 7490
- FRITZ!Box 7430
- FRITZ!Box 7390
- FRITZ!Box 7369
- FRITZ!Box 7360
- FRITZ!Box 7340
- FRITZ!Box 7330
- FRITZ!Box 7272
- FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE
- FRITZ!Box 6850 LTE
- FRITZ!Box 6840 LTE
- FRITZ!Box 6660 Cable
- FRITZ!Box 6591 Cable
- FRITZ!Box 6590 Cable
- FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable
- FRITZ!Box 5491
USB storage access is slow
Data transmission between a computer and a USB hard drive or USB memory stick connected to the FRITZ!Box is slower than stipulated in the USB specifications.
Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.
1 Enabling USB 3.0 mode
The following step is only necessary if you are using a USB 3.0 storage device:
- Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
- Click "USB / Storage" in the "Home Network" menu.
- Click on the "USB Settings" tab.
- Enable the option "Power Mode USB 3.0" for the USB port being used.
- Click "Apply" to save the settings.
Important:If the FRITZ!Box no longer detects the USB storage device when "Power Mode USB 3.0" is enabled, then your USB storage device does not correctly identify itself as a USB 3.0 device. In this case, re-enable the option "Green Mode USB 2.0".
2 Using a USB 3.0 cable
The following step is only necessary if you used a USB cable to connect the USB 3.0 storage device to the FRITZ!Box:
- Use a USB 3.0 ("super speed") cable to connect the USB storage device to the FRITZ!Box. If you use a different type of USB cable, the storage device cannot be integrated as a USB 3.0 device.
3 Throughput lower due to functional principle
In the case of integrated systems such as the FRITZ!Box, the highest possible throughput when accessing a USB storage device is lower than with Windows computers, for example. This is due to its architecture and is influenced by the
- software or communication protocols (SMB, FTP, USB remote connection) being used.
- architecture of and file system on the USB storage device (NTFS, FAT/FAT32, ext2/ext3/ext4).
Note:NTFS is a file system from Microsoft that was developed specifically for use with Windows operating systems. The implementation of NTFS support by the Linux-based FRITZ!OS is technically sophisticated, which means that access via NTFS is slower than with other file systems.
- use of encryption techniques (FTPS, FTP over SSL/TLS).
- transmission medium (Wi-Fi, LAN) used.
- FRITZ!Box functions currently in use and the FRITZ!OS used.
Depending on these factors, throughput rates of up to 110 MB/s (900 Mbit/s) are possible. However, the write speed is normally significantly slower than the read speed.
If possible, we will include optimizations in future FRITZ!OS versions to increase the throughput.
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