New NAS User - Advice Please?

thepominlaw

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Jan 29, 2010
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Hi all just bought and setup a Zyxel 310S my first NAS ever. Bought it to use with my rMBP.

Coulple of questions to anyone that has had one.

I have about 250Gb of my home movie collection i ripped, via the mac and wifi its estimating about 4 hours to copy the files onto the server and thats just for 11 movies in total there are about 200! What can i do to make it go faster? Should i buy a ethernet adapter for my mac and connect it directly to the router?

Also how do i back up the NAS its not obvious, i have an external 1Tb HDD but have not idea what to do.

Thanks
 

ColdCase

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Using wired ethernet would be a little faster, but that NAS may also be a little slow.

Most NAS's admin software has a built in backup process you can set up, dunno about your model. Otherwise you could use something like Carbon Copy Cloner or just copy the files manually.
 

eduardrw

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Use ethernet to the rMB or put the rMB as close as possible to the router (I assume you have at least a "N" capable router) to maximize throughput.
 

thepominlaw

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Yes it's a TP Link 300 N router.

Will upgrade eventually to AC but for now this will have to do.
 
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