Mac Keeps dropping SMB Network Share

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  1. rhett7660 macrumors G4

    rhett7660

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    Hello,

    My Mac Mini running 10.11.6 keeps dropping the SMB share to a QNAP NAS box where all of my media resides. Any suggestions on how to fix this? I have searched and found for older OS's. This doesn't happen on my Mac Pro that is running the same OS.

    I have checked the power saving and they are both setup the same.

    I have just tried connecting via CIFS. Waiting to see if that helps.
     
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    Well, even CIFS didn't work, I ended up unmounting the SMB and used AFS. So far it seems to be holding. From everything I have been reading this seems to be a bug in Apple's implementation of their new version of SMB.
     
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    No they wrote the newer drivers to support the new SMB and many manufactures are still using the older version of SMB!
     
  4. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Interesting, there seems to be some a lot of information on the message boards regarding this. Either way, whether it is Apple's doing or the 3rd party vendors, I have had an issue with it and from the amount of messages, there are quite a few folks also having issues and it has been around for at least a year or so going back a few OS versions. Here is hoping someone gets it fixed up sooner than later!
     
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    It was something I read if (on a Mac) and if the device is less then 3 years ago, then the CIFS string instead of the SMB string that sometimes it works. This however seems only to work with share in Windows itself since 8+.
     
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    CIFS was incredible slow when I used it. I ended up using AFS, which isn't that much better but it is better. So far no drops since I switched it over to it. Had to re-do my iTunes and Plex library's, but it is working.
     

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