01-07-2010 11:52 PM
Perhaps I'm not think straght but I have RAID on my laptop and when I take even large numbers of files and transfer them from one folder to another on the drive, it's instantly done.
However, using my mapped Seagate NAS440 drives, when I drag files from one folder to another it seems to take forever, like it's going from one folder, out onto the network, then back into the new folder.
Shouldn't it just be moving between folders on the drive rather than going out and back in? My music going from one folder to another is taking HOURS!
Same thing happens when I connect a USB drive to the NAS. Shouldn't it pull the files through on the high
speed usb2.0 cable? Again everything seems to come out and go back in on the network...
01-08-2010 01:06 PM
I'd sugest you try ftp or nfs as they support the sort of move operation your thinking of.
When you move files on the same disk on you computer the OS adjusts the directpry listings and leaves the data where it physically is on the disk which is fast. Moving between local disks it has to actually copy the data so it takes a lot longer, it essentially a copy+delete operation. The smb shares on the NAS appear to remote machines like seperate disks in that they can have different physical locations (usb or a volume on array) or different encryption which would necessitate actually copying the data. Some share mechanisms (like smb) don't provide a way of figuring out when they could do a same disk move instead of copy+delete between shares and just use the slower reliable way of treating all shares as different disks everytime. Of cousr inside the share moves work like you would expect it to. Others share mechanisms (ftp and nfs) do exicute sever side move operations or present all the shares as though the are in the same subfolder so moving works like you would expect it to.
02-01-2010 01:02 PM - edited 02-01-2010 02:12 PM
Cookie23, you idea is correct, but the implementation isn't possible. This AS for some reson does not support the "copy" command from folder to folder on the same volume (only version I checked) it returns a ftp error 1:500 - Illegal PORT command with a comment, REMOTE TRANSFER FAILED, PROBABLY NOT SUPPORTED BY SERVER.
When you try to move the files, it seems to run the "move" command but no action is taken, neither the files change location nor are they deleted from their original place.
My question to WD Support would be - how do I fix this problem? I tried passive mode, I tried changing the port range on which the command is run, nothing seems to help. All of these actions are taken on my LAN with no firewall active.
I tried on my MAC, on WIN XP, ON WIN 7 (both with the use of Total Commander)
I upgraded my firmware to the newest available version on the website...
02-15-2010 02:33 PM
Same sort of problem here. I can't copy large files (8GB) from mij computer to an external USB drive at my NAS220.
Getting an error while copying. Copying form NAS to USB works (but slow) Working with an FTP-client like FileZilla works for me!
Copying with 11Mb/s. Not fast but good.
02-15-2010 06:49 PM
I just ran a test moving 34GB worth of files from one folder to another on the NAS. Most file were in the 4GB range. It took twice the amount of time to move those files from folder to folder than it did moving them from my computer to the NAS.
I was supprised to see my router lights blinking away very fast during that time. Were the files being moved to my computer first, and then back to the new folder on the NAS. I expected the NAS to handle the transfer like my PC does (blazing fast in comparison).