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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:05 am 
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i found it is VERY SLOW when moving files between share folders, speed at about 3.9MB/S, it seems that NAS need to read files first and then write files to another place, unlike NTFS by just changing the header of files.

My NAS: buffalo Pro Duo, No raid, just use one 2TB WD disk

Any one have tip to speed up the transfering?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:03 am 

Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:39 am
Posts: 2604
You can not make the comparison you made.
The NAS is connected to your PC via Network and via an abstract
protocol (SMB/CIFS I assume due to the fact you mentioned NTFS).
This abstract protocol does not offer a "move" command.
You either connect your NAS via ISCSI or you get a HTTP based
filemanager running on your NAS or you get telnet access to your
NAS and do the move "by hand". In all three cases, the move will just
be a relocation via manipulation of a single directory entry (like you
have on your local NTFS disk).
Maybe you can also use the build-in FTP server, but I do not know if
the one supplied by Buffalo supports the "mv" command.

Please do not use private mail (PN/M) to ask questions. Use the proper forum instead. (me)

If there is no verified backup of a dataset, the dataset, by definition, is unimportant. (c't 2012)

RAID (no matter which level) never ever substitutes a backup. (me)

PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:47 am 

Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:16 pm
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lhz26 wrote:
Any one have tip to speed up the transfering?

Using FastCopy and copying between folders on different drives (JBOD) I got transfer rates of 10.96MB/s using a 3 GB file on a LS-WXL. The program you use makes a huge difference!

EDIT: Copying the file within the same directory resulted in a slightly slower speed of 10.58MB/s.

Make sure that if you decide to use FastCopy that you turn on Main Settings\I/O Settings\Use OS buffer.


PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:19 am 

Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:17 am
Posts: 5
i found this post very useful

but how comes a little program as fastcopy can achieve much higher transfer rates ??



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