There are similar posts, but some of them are quite old so I started another.
I use a Mac.
I shared a few thousand files to a location. I wanted to move them to another directory on the WD device and noticed a number of things. Any advice appreciated.
I’m doing all this through Finder. It’s impossible to do using any of the WD tools due to performance.
Moving files seems to me to take a long time. 1x file at 1.2MB took several minutes. Try 100 files around the same size and it’s taking 5 hours and counting.
When moving files, more files than selected display in the finder status bar. E.g. I selected 1 file and the status bar said “preparing to move 2 items”. 67 files resulted in “preparing to move 103 items”.
Logging on to the device takes ages too. Several minutes after selecting the mounted device the shares are actually displayed. And MUCH longer again to display the directory list. 30 minutes to actually show the files in the directory, longer still to display thumbnails.
The list goes on, but would appreciate any advice even if it’s to manage my expectations. I can work with dropbox much quicker. Wondering if I just go back to that as this experience is not fun.