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Originally Posted by ulzeraj View Post

The statement that "SMB2 is superfast" is a lie. The CIFS/SMB protocol is a clusterfuck of protocol overhead. NFS and AFP have way better bandwidth because they are not as talktative as SMB. Go ahead and test it.

This is no longer true. SMB2 is a major (if not complete) redesign of the protocol. One of the many issues it addresses is SMB's chattiness.

 

This article gives a good overview of the changes.

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post #42 of 43
The feature required by Time Machine which isn't supported but SMB or SMB2 is called replay cache. My understanding is that it creates a number of cache slots on both the server and client. If the client sends a command with the same response that's already in the cache, the server can quickly respond "you'll find it in slot 4". Apparently Time Machine's process creates a large number of repetitive answers, so this feature was a significant optimization.

One small glimmer of hope is that SMB2 allows extensions more easily than SMB did, so I wonder how feasible it would be for Apple to create an extension for SMB2 to add support for a replay cache.
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NTFS write support is needed and would be appreciated by a huge number of users.  NTFS 3G FUSE the open source driver used to give me periodic kernel panics with VMs open from VMware or Parallels so I jetisoned it a while back.  Built in NTFS support in VMs is getting me by for now. 

 

Anyway this is long overdue and very surprising it wasn't added almost a decade ago.  It makes Apple and Macs look bad, and incompatible.  Such an easy fix.  Of course Windows doesn't read/write HFS+ but that is what the world has come to expect: Macs do both file systems, Windows doesn't because Windows sucks.  I just wish OS X would natively support NTFS like it does FAT32.  

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