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A Network Attached Storage device can provide shared storage, a Time Machine features for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users on a local area network -- and beyond. with DLNA, remote file access, and even an iTunes server. A NAS drive that provides shared storage for everyone on your act as an ' iTunes server', storing your iTunes music library on the NAS drive.

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Here's a bit more background. Here are 2 network storage products that include a feature called an iTunes Server. I have read their documentation and its as simple as turning it on All music stored centrally - with a 'shared' drive showing up on the iTunes clients. I found another NAS "Iomega ix2", and asked their sales support people if this feature is possible on their NAS it didn't say it was available on their website - they said you download it from the Apple site - but didn't know where - its my fault for not insisting on a specific URL. Anyway, I thought I'd ask this forum.

Perhaps someday. That sounds like a complete goofball response from iomega. If I had the money to spend, I wouldn't spend it with them!

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If they are charging a lot less than the other other 2 places, ask them for the URL for this Apple software. Forget it.

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Populating the contents of a folder takes 15 minutes yes, minutes! Thinking the problem was the drive, I plugged a different hard disk into the USB port of my router and tried copying a few files to it from the iMac. As this seemed to work at sensible speeds, I then copied some movies, totalling around 75Gb to the drive.

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These seemed fine so I tried to back up my iTunes library to the same drive, around Gb. After three days this had completed so I started to back up my iPhoto library, pictures.

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This started well but after two days slowed to a crawl and never progressed beyond pictures, out of the By now, the earlier folders containing the movies and music were back to taking 15 minutes to access and Finder kept locking up, requiring frequent shutdowns and re-starts. I have almost 1. This is the most 'un-Mac' like experience I've had in the ten years or more of owning a Mac.

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I find it as frustrating as using a Windows PC. Well, almost I read elsewhere that this might be something to do with the way that macOS connects to network drives and that I should change my storage device to use afp not smb or cifs? My question is: Can anyone recommend a network drive that is relatively inexpensive that is fully compatible with macOS Sierra, and likely to last for a few years? Posted on Apr 30, 1: Page content loaded. Apr 30, 7: They aren't the cheapest, but I've always had good luck with refurbished Apple Time Capsules. They carry the same warranty as a new Time Capsule. In the 12 years I have been using them, I've only had 1 out of 6 fail.