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Synology CS407 - NFS vs. SMB streaming
10-05-2009, 08:15 AM (This post was last modified: 10-05-2009 08:17 AM by nathan.never.)
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Synology CS407 - NFS vs. SMB streaming
Hi there synology users...

I just installed this NAS to work with my A110. I noticed one strange thing. The same file streaming works far much better with SMB than NFS.

With NSF when bitrate exceeds 21-23 MBit I get hickups and loss of sound, but with SMB this doesn't happen. I tested it with the same video file. I have jet to discover the limit for SMB.

Is this normal, did you also experiance such behaviour? I thought NFS is suposed to be quicker than SMB. Or is this just an issue with A110?

P.S. I am running the latest firmware on both units.

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10-05-2009, 09:32 AM
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RE: Synology CS407 - NFS vs. SMB streaming
Try using nfs-tcp://< ip.ip.ip.ip:/the/path > instead of nfs:// in the connect string on your A110.
See what gives!

SMB performance have been bumped up compared to previous fw revisions, now I reckon they should perform about the same (from the A110 perspective, not counting the rest of the environment). But generally NFS should work better in an *nix environment since it has less overhead.

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10-05-2009, 09:35 AM
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RE: Synology CS407 - NFS vs. SMB streaming
(10-05-2009 09:32 AM)dc11ab Wrote:  Try using nfs-tcp://< ip.ip.ip.ip:/the/path > instead of nfs:// in the connect string on your A110.
See what gives!

SMB performance have been bumped up compared to previous fw revisions, now I reckon they should perform about the same (from the A110 perspective, not counting the rest of the environment). But generally NFS should work better in an *nix environment since it has less overhead.

Thanks, will try that.

Just out of the curiosity, what do this added letters mean?

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10-05-2009, 09:46 AM (This post was last modified: 10-05-2009 09:46 AM by dc11ab.)
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RE: Synology CS407 - NFS vs. SMB streaming
That NFS is used over TCP instead of UDP. In some environments (depending upon router, switches, firewall and NIC settings etc.) it just works better.

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