Moving files to a NAS box on a Windows PC

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I apologize if this is a stupid question but if I move several files around my NAS box, would the data go through my Microsoft Windows PC? What happens when I copy the files? I'm asking because I was always scared to do a cleanup on my NAS. I wasn't sure if the files take a long time to move.
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  • bhannah
    This is a yes and no answer in two parts. When you are moving files in a NAS Device from a local PC, yes you are moving them through the local PC and then back to the NAS Device. The time taken to move the files around is based on data transfer rate of both devices. One other issue here. Is your NAS Device using mirroring to back up the drives in it? If it is using mirroring to protect it's self from drive failure, then you are moving the data in two places, not one, and this takes longer.
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