APFS and NAS (Synology)

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by ChrisHK, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. ChrisHK macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2017

    Pardon my question if this seems too basic... I am currently using a NAS Synology to share and store all my files (pictures, movies mainly). What will be the impact of upgrading to High Sierra? Will it still be compatible or should I wait Synology to release a new file system?

  2. lemimouth macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2015
    File sharing on the Synology use the SMB protocol with is totally independent from the file system. So it will work as before.

    Also, having a type of file system (APFS or other) on your computer does not impact the type of the file system on your NAS.
  3. xflashx macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2016
    Well, I wouldn't use samba + high sierra, because currently in Beta 1 Samba seems broken (at least for me), the connection is very unstable and extremely slow. But you can still use afp, I didn't have any problems with it on high sierra.
  4. AllieNeko macrumors 65816

    Sep 25, 2003
    Well, Samba has been gone from the OS for many years. Apple has their own native SMB stack that isn't using Samba.
  5. xflashx macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2016
    Nonetheless it doesn't work properly right now.
  6. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    It's been working fine for me between 10.13 and a Synology. I haven't tried other servers.
  7. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    I've seen articles that Apple has abandoned Samba to certain respects. Even Apple's own installers get corrupted when working on VMWare creating image directly over network.. (therefor i must only keep these on AFP external drive if i wish to install OS in Fusion.)


    I have a QNAP and have the same problem.. Plus QNAP strips out special characters that are allowed on Apple Mac.... AFP/orSMB, doesn't really matter which way you connect on Mac.
  8. lemonkid macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2015
    In my system smb is very slow while afp is superfast. I have a Synology NAS.

    I can reach it on 10.13 with no problems. However don't expect that a beta system can do all you want.....

    Do a speedtest to your NAS to decide what to use smb or afp.
  9. lemimouth macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2015
    The best way is to try both, do some transfer tests and chose the one that works the best. It could depends on the
    environment. If you access your NAS through wifi or ethernet, type of NAS... I have a Synology DS212 from 2012 that is starting to show it's age, but accessing it through SMB via wifi seems fine in DP3 (lot better than DP1)

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