I currently have a 2 bay Netgear Readynas Duo V2, I am soon looking to upgrade to a 4 bay, does it matter what NAS I choose with regards to network streaming?
Ideally I would like both SMB and NFS streaming, I use a Dune HD D1 which has my Bluray ISO files on and in the future I would like to be able to also steam 3D films which will require much higher bandwidth, the most I have seen on the Dune so far is 60Mbps.
Thanks for the reply that is basically my experience of streaming files at the moment. Can be moving a file at 40MBps and still have enough left for 1080p. On the other hand when streaming a 60Mbps test file from my NAS to my Dune it stutters, however from my PC to the Dune it plays back fine. I can stream a 90Mbps file to the Dune using NFS from the Duo V2 and get no stuttering. I wonder if some are better than others with NFS and SMB. I realise that NFS is supposed to be more efficient than SMB with less overhead.
From my testing both http and nfs are more efficient than SMB on popcorn hour, dune and boxee box. What I don't know though between Nas boxes is streaming potential, would one be better on SMB but terrible at NFS. I know you can run into problems on The Netgear I you start using addons and such it doesn't take much to saturate the CPU and Ram.
I have a Networking related question now if someone could help;
Here is my current setup;
Netgear R6300 > Netgear GS105
My Media files are stored on a Readynas V2 Duo
My Media player is a Dune HD D1
If I plug both the Readynas and the Dune into the 6300 or into the Netgear GS105 I get stutter from my Bluray rips and my test files and I have to enable a special option on the Dune called fast SMB to get any sort of decent playback via SMB.
However if I plug say the Readynas V2 into the R6300 and the Dune HD into the GS105 switch then my streaming problems go away and everything plays back really nice. SMB is great without enabling special options and all my test files playback perfectly.
What is the reason for this? I thought that they would work better being in the same switch not different ones?