Quantum Corp. has notified owners of its Snap Server product line that Mac OS X 10.2, “Jaguar,” may improve performance.
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Snap Servers are Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances. Designed for a wide variety of SOHO, educational and corporate environments, the devices provide network-based file service that can be set up in a few minutes to provide support for multiple platforms, without tying up computer hardware or requiring an expensive dedicated server system. Quantum NAS servers use a completely self-contained Unix or Linux-based operating system (depending on the model), and are available in a variety of desktop or rack-mountable configurations.
According to Quantum, Mac OS X 10.2 provides “three significant benefits” to Quantum NAS server owners: security, file transfer, and file find performance improvements.
Quantum reports that Jaguar decreases the delay noticed when authenticating users. Mac OS X 10.2 also “dramatically lowers” the amount of time it takes to save and access files on Quantum NAS servers using Apple File Protocol (AFP), according to the company. Also, the new Find utility built into Jaguar eliminates performance issues previously noted between mounted volumes of Quantum NAS servers and Sherlock.
“Please keep in mind that your results may vary depending on your network particulars,” cautioned Quantum.