Macbook Pro Additional Storage

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  1. timjamesbrennan, Apr 27, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2015

    timjamesbrennan macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2009
    I have a macbook pro retina with a 250 GB SSD.

    Because I have around 2TB of files I bought a synology NAS, but I am struggling to access my files now.

    Spotlight doesn't work with the NAS and sometimes the NAS is sluggish. For example, if I open a folder with a few hundred photos, it can take 30+ seconds before the files show up.

    I tried a search tool called foxtrot pro search which was great if I know the name of the file but can't do searching by a specific created date.

    I heard great things about my synology NAS - how do I make it fast and responsive and easy to search with my macbook pro?
  2. ooans macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2011
    I personally stopped using NAS's due to this reason a couple years ago. They were just too slow to be useful. However, it is possible that some new (more expensive) models have fixed this.

    For me the solution was getting a Mac that runs as a server connected with an ethernet cable. I have multiple big hard drives connected to it that are fast to access via 802.11ac – and if I want to download huge files I connect an ethernet cable to my laptop which gives me nice 90MB/s speeds. In real life with my router & laptop 802.acc wifi gives from 1/3 to 1/2 speed of an ethernet cable.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Are you on wi-fi? If so, with what kind of router?

    My QNAP NAS is quite snappy but I have excellent coverage (3 wireless routers broadcasting the same SSID) all over the house.

    But a wired connection is leaps and bounds faster.

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