Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




21 posts

Geek


# 77387 15-Feb-2011 22:35
Send private message

Hi all,

I have just bought a cheap NAS (http://www.welland.com.tw/html/network/752gns.html) with a 1.5Tb hard-drive (FAT32 as the NAS only takes FAT32). The problem is the speed drops almost immediately to zero from around 2mbps when I write files to it through the network (and they are just a few word files and pictures!), and then the network drive disconnects itself and wouldn't start unless I reset the whole thing.


Any suggestion as to what's wrong with it before I return it?

Thanks.

Create new topic
Cloud Guru
4060 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Snowflake
Subscriber

  # 440052 16-Feb-2011 00:04
Send private message

you could try a firmware update on it first?http://www.welland.com.tw/html/support.html#firm






21 posts

Geek


  # 440061 16-Feb-2011 01:59
Send private message

oh sorry forgot to mention already did that. Running on a windows home premium with some known issues with samba, thought the upgrade would resolve that but it didn't. It also doesn't work via ftp either. Still loses connection ever so often

 
 
 
 


204 posts

Master Geek


  # 440062 16-Feb-2011 02:16
Send private message

torin: Hi all,

I have just bought a cheap NAS (http://www.welland.com.tw/html/network/.html) with a 1.5Tb hard-drive (FAT32 as the NAS only takes FAT32). The problem is the speed drops almost immediately to zero from around 2mbps when I write files to it through the network (and they are just a few word files and pictures!), and then the network drive disconnects itself and wouldn't start unless I reset the whole thing.


Any suggestion as to what's wrong with it before I return it?

Thanks.


What OS version are you using on your PC / laptop?

Also, is your AV running network scanning?

Does this happen via windows explorer as well as command line copying and FTP?







I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code

#BOFH

4544 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 440066 16-Feb-2011 03:12
Send private message

do you connect this to router or switch? wired or wireless?







21 posts

Geek


  # 440109 16-Feb-2011 09:21
Send private message

@quandum, The OS is Windows7 Home Premium, I've tweaked the registry setting for LMcompatibility to 1.

As for the network scanning, I am running AVG free, I don't think it scans network harddrive, but I maybe wrong...

This happens to all windows explore, filezilla, and command line.

@nakedmolerat it's a wireless router

204 posts

Master Geek


  # 440341 16-Feb-2011 17:14
Send private message

torin: @quandum, The OS is Windows7 Home Premium, I've tweaked the registry setting for LMcompatibility to 1.

As for the network scanning, I am running AVG free, I don't think it scans network harddrive, but I maybe wrong...

This happens to all windows explore, filezilla, and command line.


@nakedmolerat it's a wireless router


Can you please check a couple of things on the router.

- What is the duplex speed that the NAS box is connected at (assume its plugged in using a wired connection)
If the NAS box is NOT running at 100Mbps FD or Gigabit, you're likely to experience poor performance.

Out of interest, have you tried using the NAS from another PC / laptop or an XP machine, and whats the result?

It may be possible that Windows is trying to index the NAS box and that would affect performance too.




I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code

#BOFH

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.