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I have a Synology NAS D213+.

When I want to connect the NAS to my Mac, Finder mounts a new volume which behaves like a normal partition.

But it interacts so slowly - I click on a folder, and it takes a huge number of seconds till it's open. Explorer on Windows is much faster when it comes to network interaction.

What can I do? Change the protocol? It must be AFP, so do I have to change the protocol elsewhere in the kernel?

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    I have this same NAS and have noticed FINDER is slow but using ForkLift seems much faster to browse folders and files. – jtreser Dec 18 '12 at 13:39
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    I'm using a DS411j running DSM4.1. Like you, it's noticeably slower with Mountain Lion (though it wasn't exactly blazing fast with Lion). I suspected it had to do with versions support in ML, so what I did was to run tmidiagnose and reported the results back to Apple. – Global nomad Feb 11 '13 at 17:09
  • You should be able to export the file system as SMB and mount it that way on the Mac. This often has better performance than with non-apple implementations of AFP – Sherwood Botsford May 10 '13 at 16:18
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My advice would be to use NFS. You should also try to manually mount the partition from the terminal, so you can add some options too, like

  -nolock,locallocks,rdirplus

This made my browsing much faster, even over wifi.

Cheers

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