@PREMIUMTEA the point is to know if a well connexion could be split between 2 nodes.
I’ve seen on the calculator the maximum UP/DOWN speed is set at 200MBPs each. If I have a connexion of 400MBPs/400MBPs or higher, is it possible to use 200/200 per node or it’s better to use 400/400 on just one node ?
The device supports link aggregation with 2 of those ports. Reported speeds can be achieved if you use link aggregation on both ends. But this is a very uncommon setup and takes some effort and a managed switch to get it to work. I have my NAS setup with LACP over 3 ports, but only on the NAS end. So I don’t see any advantage from one PC to the NAS, but I do when more than one system uses the NAS at once.
The ports on that NAS are 1gbit. This means the network speed limits your access to the HDD’s to a theoretical maximum of 125MB/s and is usually around 100MB/s in practice. Just plugging in two cables will not give you a higher speed. To actually get a higher speed you would need to set up link aggregation. More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link_aggregation
To be honest though, I don’t think it’s worth it for most people. It takes quite a bit of effort and specialized network equipment like managed switches to make it work. And your computer on the other end also needs to have multiple ports and support for link aggregation if you want it to work end to end with one PC. Otherwise you only see benefit if multiple systems use the NAS at once and each individual system would still be limited to 1gbps.
Another way to go would be to find a NAS with 10gbps ethernet. They’re not that common yet, but this requires your other network equipment to also support 10gbps, which it almost definitely doesn’t yet.
Also, to sum this up: 1GBe is just fine for storj and it most likely is as well for your home office needs (streaming videos from NAS, saving files to NAS). Going for a 10GBe solution will drastically raise the price and limit your choice of options as there is not quite as much 10GBe hardware available compared to 1GBe