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NAS device on network - poor performance from my home grown Mac.

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I've basically got a 32 gig 8 core beast of a machine running Yosemite 10.10 but I get something like 2 and 4 megabytes per second write/read going up against a NAS device that's Ethernet connected to a 1 gigabit port on my network router.

By contrast, my wife's windows machine gets closer to 25 megs/sec on write and 50 megs/sec on reads.

Both machines are connected wirelessly to a 5ghz channel and the router is in the same room.

Not sure what to tweak but something seems wrong.

Any suggestions are welcome.

- I
 

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I've basically got a 32 gig 8 core beast of a machine running Yosemite 10.10 but I get something like 2 and 4 megabytes per second write/read going up against a NAS device that's Ethernet connected to a 1 gigabit port on my network router.

By contrast, my wife's windows machine gets closer to 25 megs/sec on write and 50 megs/sec on reads.

Both machines are connected wirelessly to a 5ghz channel and the router is in the same room.

Not sure what to tweak but something seems wrong.

Any suggestions are welcome.

- I

What make and model is the NAS? What protocol are you using to connect to the NAS - your wife is, of course, using SMB; but you might be using AFP or NFS - perhaps your NAS has better support for SMB. I'm just taking guesses here without any more information.
 
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It's a Western Digital MyCloud that I've got all my music and movies on. It's perfectly good from either Windows or Ubuntu. But I've also got a macbook air and it's extremely slow against it also.

The device is an SMB device. I hadn't tried connecting through other protocols but once I saw your note, I tried with SMB, AFP, and CIFS. I couldn't get NFS to work but not sure I'm specifying that correctly.

Same result regardless of protocol used to connect. I would guess that Apple's implementation of SMB might not be up to snuff.

What else should I try? MIght there be an SMB kext out there that does a more industry standard job etc?

Thanks,

-I
 

nobodynose

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It's a Western Digital MyCloud that I've got all my music and movies on. It's perfectly good from either Windows or Ubuntu. But I've also got a macbook air and it's extremely slow against it also.

The device is an SMB device. I hadn't tried connecting through other protocols but once I saw your note, I tried with SMB, AFP, and CIFS. I couldn't get NFS to work but not sure I'm specifying that correctly.

Same result regardless of protocol used to connect. I would guess that Apple's implementation of SMB might not be up to snuff.

What else should I try? MIght there be an SMB kext out there that does a more industry standard job etc?

Thanks,

-I

CIFS is basically an Microsoft-specific "dialect" of SMB. It's rarely used anymore. Apple's implementation of SMB is perfectly fine; in fact, as of Mavericks they switched from AFP to SMB as the default protocol for file sharing.

I used to have a Western Digital NAS device, and I had a lot of problems with it. I have an Asustor AS-204TE NAS now, and am very happy with it (I use AFP and SMB to connect to it).

At any rate, here are a couple of things to check:
  1. Is the firmware on your MyDrive up-to-date?
  2. What kind of network connection do you use to connect to the MyCloud? You want the fastest connection possible between it and your router (Gigabit Ethernet is best).
  3. I don't recall if there is any advanced logging you can turn on to try to see what's going on, but that's worth checking into.
 
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