This almost certainly won't do what you want. Link aggregation buys you total throughput, but not on a single traffic flow. If your goal is to increase performance to a single client you need to go to multi/ten-gigabit OR have a unique workflow that you could split and direct traffic across adapters that are NOT aggregated.Sorry for the many questions, but I think I changed my mind a bit. Yes my NAS speed is faster than 1Gbps but it is not much faster, and since I mainly want the transfer rate to be fast between my main machine and my main NAS device, I think the wisest option is to just to add an additional NIC to my main machine and setup link aggregation between the PC and the NAS. I will need a switch that supports link aggregation. I can buy a used one for that. Now that I think about it, SSD caching may not benefit me much. I will only be able to increase my NAS speed very much if I invest heavily on SSD's.
Right? What do you think? Is it easy to setup? Is it possible to run a cat6 cable directly between the pc and the NAS, or should both ports on the pc and the NAS go to the switch (4 ports total) and then I should bond the two links?