New NAS is causing very slow directory listing on mapped drives
Posted on 2008-01-28
I have a SBS 2003 Std Ed server, contains 2 nics 1 internal and 1 external. The NAS has been added to the internal network. Thecus 5200 with Raid 10 Config with WD 500GB HD.
We have 6 mapped drives on each workstation login, so I installed the NAS copied all the files over about 350GB in over night. I had load balancing activated on the NAS NICs I now have only one NIC activated to assist in getting the problem solved. I have a netgear 8 port Gigabit Switch about a year old and downstream a 24 port 10/100 Dell (2324 I think) All users are on the Dell switch. Only Server/NAS/Backup workstation are on the gigabit.
The problem - when opening a mapped drive on the server it is nearly instant when we open a mapped drive on the NAS it takes a long time (say 10 minutes). It is driving my users nuts and had to be taken off line.
Deleted by Computer101, 500 points refunded. - 2/9/2008 2:17:02 PM