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Why Your NAS is Slow - ChronoSync Tech Notes
The basic reason that you might not achieve optimal performance is that your Mac and your NAS do not speak the same language when it comes to storing files. Mac OS historically has had "special needs" when it comes to storing and managing files. This dates all the way back to the original Macintosh in 1984. While other filesystems would store little more than a filename and timestamp for each file, the Macintosh has always wanted to store much more. Information such as custom icon, color label, the character set used to name the file — even the location that the file appeared in a Finder window — were all stored with each file. This extra metadata was something other filesystems had no need to store and thus made no effort to accommodate. This always put Macintosh file storage at odds with the rest of the world.
Mac  backups  apps  tips  file_management  OSX 
september 2015 by dunnettreader
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