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Reduce spinning beach ball delays on network drives
Authored by: agallisa on Mar 13, '07 10:00:07AM

I've always wondered as to why a shaky connection of networked volumes can bring OS X to its knees. It seems that the way OSX treats volumes is in need of some help. DVDs shouldn't spin up every time I open a finder dialog, and network mounts shouldn't cause the entire OS to screech to a halt if they happen to lose their connection (unless you happen to be working on a file on the mount). Its really my only naggin problem with the OS and I have never been able to find a good answer on this topic. I use Transmit to overcome most of this as the tip suggests, but still I'd like to use the Finder for most things especially if I want to stream video over an SMB share.

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