Literally a probable deal breaker for me. I was seconds away from ordering off Amazon then read this distrubing thread and was SHOCKED and I don't shock easy!
My situtation: I have over 180,000 photos of all formats, sizes plus thousands of videos, in excess of 2.5 TB worth. I had thought (sic) that any of the Synology products with the endless glowing reviews from everyone would be a perfect solution... guess not, UNLESS I'm reading something wrong. (hope so) I can't believe what I'm reading in this thread, months, even years to just do thumbnail creation if you have zillion of files like I do? What the #($(%#(!
Why? What's the hang-up? Heck, I've been a critic of Microsoft for being slow to generate thumbnails in Windows Explorer and relatively speaking that bow wow software riddled with endless bugs is blistering fast (does about 20 thumbnails a second) on a Quad core 1.8GHZ non over clocked PC, which still takes some time, BUT we're talking minutes, maybe hours, depending which and how many files. I DON'T GET IT! I feel a panic attack coming on!
Just to compare, right now I hooked up a USB 1.0 (yeah that old a clunker)external drive to my Neatgear Router and using WiFi and several different FREE Android applications was able to "see" thumbnails from my external drive being generated at about 5 a second and they all show fine on my Asus Transformer TF700 tablet. Steaming said MPEG-2 format vids or TIFF or JPEG images worked fine, was fast, without a hitch as EXPECTED. Duh!
Obviously, my intention in getting a Synology product was to move content from all my external drives (lost count how many I have) and several PC's to one central storage area and do what I just described above.
Are you saying I can't because it first would take forever to general thumbnails, or is that only if I use Synology software?
Help... I'm about what to jump out the window, and I'm 10 floors up...thankfully, the window is stuck shut.