01-24-2009 08:00 PM
I am running with the latest firmware update available from the downloads. I setup a folder in the drive to be used for backup's. I set the folder up to not use the trash folder copy. I had a previous backup on the drive and I tired to remove it. The files were about 500MB of data. It has been working on the folder for 30 minutes or more. Does it really take that long to delete files? The network is a GB Ethernet link with the machine I am on only running at 100MBS. I didn't think the removal of files would involve a lot of traffic so I am puzzled with the performance. Is this normal?
I also use the storage for all of my documents and my mail is stored on it. When I oipen up my mail client (Thunderbird) it can take 30 seconds or so for the folders and all to show up. This seems excessivly slow.
01-26-2009 12:37 PM
Does the folder contain just a few large files or a lot of small files? This can in fact affect the time that it takes to delete the data. As far as the e-mail client access goes I'm afraid that not much can be done for the wait time except for adjusting the Ethernet Frame Size in the NAS user interface "Network" category. From what I can tell this lag time is attributed to the Samba kernel translating the data requested and if you have a lot of messages that can be part of the issue. I hope you find this information helpful.
02-19-2009 03:08 PM
The folder contained large files. I was puzzled why it took so long to remove them.I did eventually get them removed but it took a while.
As for the slow access to my mail folders... I did play with the frame size and this helped some. The biggest improvement came from eliminatating the trash folder on the directory.
I do have a new question but I will do a search first and see if it's already answered.
01-05-2011 12:47 PM
As near as I can tell the drive is just really slow. I'm trying to delete about 1.5TB of data from my drive. I've been working on it for two days now and I'm only about 10% of the way done. Not only is it VERY slow but it crashes often as well.