Only have 5MB/s when uploading or downloading files?
For faster file transfer, switch to a linux filesystem which is supported by the kernel directly.
I have an external harddrive attached to my RaspberryPi. I plugged it straight from the Windows machine (ntfs) to it and used it with Samba.
I was able to speed up by backing up all the files and reformatting the hdd with
ext4 instead of
Mounting the drive with the option
noatime also reduces disc i/o.
I now have a file transfer rate of about 10MB/s.
Pictures and configuration to be added soon…