I have a raspberry pi with raspbian installed and an external hard drive attached. File transfers to it using my mac laptop with Mavericks installed is exceptionally slow, around 300 kilobytes per second. Using my linux laptop I generally see file transfer rates of around 2.5 to 3 megabytes per second. I have seen similar speeds using samba, ftp, and scp.
I did some research and found Mac OS X's default network settings didn't always work well with other platforms. I used the settings found on https://rolande.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/performance-tuning-the-network-stack-on-mac-osx-10-6/ but it did not solve my problem.
Any ideas how I can improve file transfer speeds to and from my mac?