AFP or SMB

Hi,
Using 3 ATV2 boxes in combo with a Netgear Stora box and all working fantastic. Great work on the 4.4.4 untether by the way.

Quick question - the Stora comes up when adding media sources as AFP and SMB.

Which is best? I mean I have setup as AFP and all working, but will I gain anything using SMB? I always assumed SMB is a bit “noisy”?

Cheers

Mark

I have a synology NAS and would also like to know which is the preferred connection SMB or AFP.

 

After some quick tests with large MKV’s it seems SMB might be smoother playback.

 

Thanks

 

Dan

after some further testing with 10GB MKV’s the AFP connection with media player is working best for me (better than the XBMC player wgich buffers a lot)

 

Cheers

you probably won’t notice a hell of a lot of difference between the two… AFP is apple’s protocol, SMB is microsoft’s. as long as your NAS/computer/whatever can share one of them you can mount it up on your ATV.