NAS as picture storage

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by twdi, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. twdi macrumors member

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    My old netgear NAS has a maximum performance of 25 til 30 megabyte/s which is slow. A modern NAS is mutch faster and can do approx 70 mb/s as reported at some synology products.

    I don't have a feeling if such a NAS is fast enough to put my picture gallery on it and work directly from the NAS with lightroom via my network.

    Does anyone have experience with this and if yes, how are you solving this?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    70MB/s should be enough bandwidth, but what I would be concerned about is latency.

    You may not have issue reading particular images, but you would have some issues browsing through your library.
     
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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  4. twdi thread starter macrumors member

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    My idea was to leave the catalog on my rMBP and the files only on the NAS.

    So, would it be still beter to put everything on an external USB3 or thunderbolt disk and use the NAS only for backup?

    What solution would you advise?
     
  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Usisng the native SSD as a catalog scratch disk will consume the SSD very quickly.

    Get a 750GB-1TB 7200RPM External USB3.0 drive or two.
     

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