Airport Extreme with USB HDD: crawling network performance

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sevimli, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    Jun 26, 2007
    #1
    Hi,

    I plugged an 2.5" 7200rpm external hdd to my AirportExtreme. I can share it without any problem.

    But I after start using that drive I notice a bid drop on my network performance.

    I have 2 ip-cameras installed, while they were just fine before, now I can watch them at 2-3fps at best.

    File transfer rates also dropped dramatically.

    If I remove the HDD, it goes back to its normal state... Everything runs just much faster...

    Any idea why I am experiencing this?

    TIA!
     
  2. hafr macrumors 68030

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    This might be completely wrong, but could it have to do with indexation of the hard drive? Try putting it in the ignore-list of Spotlight and see if it becomes any better.
     
  3. sevimli thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Jun 26, 2007
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    Thanks for your reply.

    Actually I experience the performance drop while the drive is idle. I am trying to connect my IP cameras from my IOS devices and the only getting 2-3fps at max. If I remove the drive, they go back to 18-20fps.
     

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