In other words, NAS offers a flexible and protected way to manage Mac storage that’s far beyond that of standard external hard drives. How to Configure MacOS Catalina for Music, Videos on NAS. As of version 13, iOS devices also use at least SMBv2 to access shares that you set up in the file app. The OSX Catalina update has created issues with connecting via the SMB protocol. Click on the "Login to the Home Network" tab. I just set up a WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra, and have the iTunes and DLNA servers enabled. If each user should use a unique password to access the FRITZ!Box, enable the option "Login with FRITZ!Box user name and password".. rrlagman March 12, 2020, 2:16pm #1. Had a few teething problems, which I sorted out, but for the last week it has had problems finding my QNAP 219P II NAS. Other, perhaps less obvious, positives of NAS include things like automated backups and the ability to mirror data on two drives. Then you can use all of the computers, smartphones, and other devices connected to the FRITZ!Box to easily access your files with a web browser or with the Server Message Block protocol (SMB), for example with the Windows Explorer on Windows computers. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface. I would think that 5 heads can saturate a 1Gbps pipe (125MB/s) pretty easily, but I'm getting 20MB to 40MB, once in a while it would get all the way up to 125MB.. is this normal behavior? 9. Computers with Windows 10 and Mac-OS Catalina can now access Fritzbox shares via the better protocol SMBv3. In this article I will show you a proven way on how to retrieve data from a XFS file-system based NAS station — like the Netgear Stora that I once purchased — using Mac OS (Catalina) so you can… This usually appeared to be related to one of our occasional power cuts, when it wouldn’t always automatically show my multimedia folder on the Mac desktop. NAS + macOS (Catalina) Throughput Slow. I’m beginning to wish I’d never done this ‘upgrade’. However, as soon as I disconnect any of the shares the first time, a second connect is only possible if I restart the Mac. 2012-vintage Macs can't boot macOS Catalina from an … My older iPhone on 10.3.3 works fine and uploads to WD quickly. Catalina kills my 2012 Mac Mini Performed a fresh install of Catalina last night on my 2019 15" MBP 8-Core and everything works flawless. Read along to learn how to map a network drive and avoid some common NAS mistakes. NAS + macOS (Catalina) Throughput Slow. The logistics of restoring the operating system from a disk image on a network volume are pretty complicated if you don't have a functional startup disk. The FRITZ!Box allows you to use USB storage devices connected to it as a central storage location in the home network ("Storage (NAS)"). With an Android smartphone, you can install a file manager app such as AndSMB or Astro to access the Fritz NAS via mobile phone. The solution I found was to prevent the NAS from using SMB entirely and force it to use AFP. ; Click "FRITZ!Box Users" in the "System" menu. This will mess up connecting to your NAS from non-Apple devices, but you can try just enabling AFP (without disabling SMB) and only using that from a Mac. I have recently upgraded to macOS 10.15.1 Catalina and noticed following behaviour with my FreeNAS 11.2-U7: With a freshly booted Mac, I have no problem with connecting any of the FreeNAS Shares. Providing that functional startup disk is the primary appeal of the CCC backup solution. Network Attached Storage. It doesn't show the "embedded" preview by default anymore (and the gained extra space is not used for anything) The "Return" behaviour is now inconsistent and dumb: sometimes it will open the file/folder, other times it will open the embedded preview, requiring an additional "Return" to actually open the result Connection mainly does not occur) So are your "2 Macs (both running Catalina) 2016 onwards ? I copied all of my music files to Public/Shared Music, and all of my video files to the Public/Shared Videos Close. So did the Mac book before the up date to Catalina. My Cloud EX2. Tried to upgrade my Mac Mini as well last night, and when it opened up, Finder would crash every single time, and no programs would open. I am still having same issues with Mac book pro here, if I do connect the transfer speeds are about 2 megs a second. Posted by 9 hours ago.