10.9.2 Slow Finder only when NAS i turned on.

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Makamakalay, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Makamakalay macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2011
    Since 10.9 I have had a slow Finder. It simply freezes for 5-10 seconds. First I thought it was the general 10.9 issues, but after I still have the problem in 10.9.2 I looked into it.

    I found that the problem only occurs when my Synology NAS is turned on. When it is Finder freezes up when i use it in list view. The problem is not only when I look at files on the NAS but just as much when I look in local folders.

    I have tried tricks like thi without any luck:

    Does someone have a trick so I don't need to have my NAS turned off?
  2. newkind macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Synology NAS - scrolling or selecting files always ends with the spinning ball. Never had this before owning a NAS and I got it only for 3 days right now :(

    Any solution needed ASAP!

  3. Makamakalay thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2011
    I finally found the answer. For me it was the Synology Cloudstation which made my Finder slow in both local and NAS folders. When I quit Cloudstation Finder don't lag.
  4. newkind macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2008

    Thanks for the answer. Indeed that was the cause of the issue - they need to fix it! :)

  5. CompuTron99 macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2014
    Our company uses D-Link DNS-325 NAS devices in the Marketing department.

    Even after the 10.9.2 update, the slow connection to the NAS is unusable. So I have been exploring using a different device. I sent an inquiry to Synology about the issue and this is what they sent me back:

    We do not officially support Mavericks yet, but I am aware that our developers are rolling out updates to improve the performance with our systems and*Maverick. If you are having performance issues with SMB and Mac 10.9, our systems also support AFP and WebDAV as well. I would recommend trying out WebDAV and seeing if you get better performance with that protocol instead.

    I will be glad to help you narrow down the most appropriate models if you could provide addition information of the environment you plan to use the system in. This can include how many users you expect to be accessing the system concurrently, what sort of files you plan on storing on this device, and what sort of applications you plan on running on this system.

    Not the answer I was looking for. QNAP actually has tested the latest firmware and it works, plus a newer firmware is due out in a few months.

    It really stinks that we have a department with 27" iMacs with i7 processors and 16GB of RAM and they are complaining about speed. Of course the Windows 7 PCs all work fine.

    I hate the idea of replacing our NAS for this, but I have users that need to get work done.
  6. rpmucha23 macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2009
    i stopped using cloud station after i noticed that on both Mavericks, and Win8.1 that it was constantly writing to my SSD's every 2 seconds for as long as Cloud Station remained active. Synology really hasn't acknowledged it officially, and its a known problem on the official forums. No people don't notice it because they don't monitor their system that closely, but i would like to keep the write cycles down on my SSDs.

    As a get-me-by measure, i've installed the BTSync (BitTorrent Sync) service on my Synology, and all my computers, it does the same thing as Cloud Station, but without pounding the SSD's with thousands/millions of writes (ie: how long you let it run rampant). Only downside, is that BTSync does not have the Finder overlays for the icons, its currently on their to-do list for the next batch of new features.

    Now i just need to find a way for Finder to stop beach balling while it is waking up the Drobo, and Synology units on the network.

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