Airport Extreme with USB HDD: crawling network performance

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

  1. sevimli macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007

    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?

  2. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    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

    Jun 26, 2007
    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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