There’s numerous reports about the MyBookLiveDuo performance problems: slow to read/write files, extremely slow to perform time machine backups…
I’ve found a way to improve the performance of this nice little NAS. This hack may have unexpected side effects, use it at your own risk and make sure you understand what you’re doing with command lines.
In the MyBookLiveDuo there’s a script running a “du” command every minute. This du command is putting a big load on the NAS system and reading/writing files on the NAS while du is running is killing the performances.
Here’s a procedure to disable this script and recover full speed for file transfers:
enable ssh access on your NAS ( http://mybookliveduo.local/UI/ssh))
establish an ssh conection as root to it
run “killall monitorio.sh”
Test some file transfer / backup and let me know if this action improves things for you.
This monitorio.sh script’s main role is to put the system in standy mode when not used for a while. By killing it, you also disable this feature.
This procedure has to be executed everytime the system is restarted. I recommend to wait 10/15 minutes of uptime before killing it (the script is doing a specific job the first time the NAS is booted up, I believe it’s better to let it finish it).