I'm adding a Synology DS 1513+ NAS to a small business network. The NAS has four ethernet ports for data transfer.
The current network configuration has a modem in bridge mode, hooked up to a consumer grade wireless router, hooked up in turn to a 16-port switch. Some additional machines are hooked up directly to the router and bypass the switch.
Is there any reason to split those ethernet cables across the devices? That is, will I get better performance with all of the cables going from the NAS to the switch, or would it be better to have two go to the switch and two go to the router?