SMB2 Better on Yosemite?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by tgd85, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. tgd85 macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2013
    With Mavericks, Apple made the switch to SMB2, promising faster file transfers and better connectivity to Windows shared drives. This proved to be an absolute disaster, and SMB2 still does not work as intended.

    Has anyone noticed any progress on this front in Yosemite? Do users still need to change the default connection method to SMB1 in order to connect to their Windows shared drives?
  2. phobox macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2007
    Ive always found Apple's Samba implementation to be very flakey ever since they abandoned the open source Samba and developed their own for Lion (or was it SL?). Both Windows and Linux clients have had problems connecting to OS X with Apple's samba, particularly if the shares are on non-HFS drives. So ever since Lion Ive simply turned off Apple's and installed Samba from MacPorts or Homebrew and I still do it to this day with Yosemite. To be fair however Ive not actually tested Yosemite's samba to see if they've fixed it.

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