MyXerver 1TB Nas Drive

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Hi there

 

i have a question about my Nas drive. i have had this drive over 2yrs and have stored all my music and films on it, my question is, the software or operating system thats on it is sooo slow!

 

now when i take the hard drive out of the nas and put it in my PC, it shows 2 partitions, 1st partition shows linux files (im guessing the main OS for the NAS) 2nd is the files ive stored on there music etc.

 

is there any way i can take the main os off and install my own linux distro thats quicker? so in theory im taking out the 1st partition and putting my own software on?

 

is this posible?

 

thanks peeps



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The slow response may have nothing to do with the Linux OS and everything to do with the data itself. Windows (if that is the host OS) does not handle large volumes with many files too well, and the more files the worse the problem. Sometimes updating Storport.sys from Microsoft will help. However probably the greatest improvement can be achived by dividing the volume up into two or more volumes. Also ensure it has the latest firmware.

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  • Philcrox
    hay good thinking! i might just try that!
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  • petkoa
    In fact, I didn't catch how do you plan to use the disk drive - to put a new (general purpose) linux distro on it and return it to the NAS box, or to use it as a hard drive on a general purpose PC? First is possible, but very improbable - NAS box hardware might be quite specific and a general purpose linux distro might not boot it up. And then, Davidmichel is right - the NAS box OS is probably not the culprit for he system sluggishness. I'm not sure that Win client is unable to cope with 1 TB volume - in fact, I have experience to the contrary. I'd blame either NAS box hardware, or the network connection. Second is absolutely feasible, if you decided to sacrifice NAS box - but if you want to use PC as NAS and have a network problem, the results will not be satisfactory.
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