July 11th, 2011, 01:34 PM
Slow menus with mapped network drive
I have about 2.5 TB of TV shows that I access via a mapped network drive. In total, there are 103 different shows in the TV folder. When I try to open the "My TV Shows", it takes 10-45 seconds before it displays anything, even after everything has been indexed. The pause happens every time "My TV Shows" screen loads, even if I go into a show folder and then try to back out. Is there something I can do to fix this?
AMD Phenom II x2 3.19Ghz
2.0 GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 210
Windows 7 x64
It's connected to the network via Gigabit Ethernet. The server is a dedicated Ubuntu server with 8 GB RAM, AMD x4 2.6 GHz, and Gigabit Ethernet. I have no delays at all accessing the server using Windows Explorer.
July 14th, 2011, 04:15 PM
It's most likely that physical harddrive is going into sleep mode to save energy and its taking that time to wake itself up again.
I found a program that will keep your harddrive awake all the time
its called NO SLEEP HDD and you can find it at http://nosleephd.codeplex.com/
free and works great for me
note, this program has to be installed on the computer the drive is connected to
as it will not write to mapped drive
July 18th, 2011, 03:33 PM
I've been experiencing the same problem for a long time, and no, it's not related to hard drive spin down. I think in both cases, it has to do with our mapped network shares. Anyone else out there have a similar setup?