Why Mac so slow to browse network shares?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by HyperX13, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. HyperX13 macrumors 6502

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    So on my Mac Pro, when I get into my NAS (linux based), the files take like 3 seconds to actually appear in the window after I click on the share. On my Windows 7 machine, that is next to the mac, on the same switch, takes not even a second, it's instant. I have always had an issue that the Mac is slow when browsing network shares. Even if it's another Mac. Any ideas why this is?
     
  2. Warcraft Tauren macrumors member

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    Word. It is slow, even browsing other Macs and it's probably because I have wireless.

    tbh, you just have to live with it.
     
  3. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    Yep, it's just slow.

    I have the same issue with NFS shares, HFS+ shares, it doesn't seem to matter. Sometimes it's really fast, but not usually.
     
  4. HyperX13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah but I am curious why? How can Microsoft get these things to open up so quick. Even Ubuntu is slow on network shares. I wonder what the magic sauce is?
     
  5. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    I never experienced such a behaviour.
    Browsing my shares (SMB and AFP) with both Gigabit ethernet and Airport is as fast as it should be.
    No delays whatsoever.
     
  6. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

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    I have this problem occasionally at work. It doesn't always happen, but I haven't picked up the pattern or cause yet. It's almost like it must wait while the hard drive on the server spins up (but I know this isn't the case). Our XP and Vista machines are unaffected.
     
  7. Mal macrumors 603

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    Are you running Snow Leopard? The Finder's network access was vastly improved in SL. If you are and are still having trouble, then I'm not really sure. There's a number of possibilities, but all fairly detailed and beyond my pay grade (some possibly that you couldn't work around).

    jW
     
  8. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it occurs under SL; this also occurred on 10.5.x.
     
  9. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Don't know if this will help or not, but I have noticed that even with local file display in finder, it's pathetically slow when in list view. If I switch to column view it's a bit more tolerable. Which view are you using?
     

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