Protosd, I have disabled atime on the volume, support DOS attributes off, as well setting AIO to 4096, making SMB2 mandatory, etc... I think I have pretty much tried everything in the thread. But I may have missed something. streaming performance is great though, its just the browsing that's a problem.Mike, did read through the rest of this thread and try any of the other things people mentioned? Like atime and/or DOS attributes.
I haven't had time to play around with this stuff since I posted it awhile back. It seems like it only happens with certain configurations.
There's also the Performance section of the forums that has some benchmarks and testing that people have done that might give some insight.
I had originally posted this in the performance section which after using your settings in post #7, things got much better. I failed to note that the initial browse of a directory works pretty well, but later it takes a long time. It started out as all browses being slow, but now the first browse seems to be fine, but if I open a second window on my desktop and browse to a second directory, or even the first one again, if it has a lot of files, it will be slow. It's quite odd.
Any things I should be specifically looking for? Its clearly not the underlying filesystem that has the issue.
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I will try it, but I am not sure why this should be an issue. I used to have these files stored on a windows 2008 server with hardware raid, and never had an issue with browsing performance.Mikesm,
Try disabling the firewall software on your desktop and see if the delay goes away...