To give a bit of idea for the following, my setup is a Synology NAS running Plex with 9 Remote mounts to 2 old Buffalo NAS with a huge chunk of my media collection. Then it has 2 Internal shares with lots of media on it too.
So yesterday I added a plex server to infuse on our Apple tvs so we could get more control of the Metadata. But for some reason infuse keept timing out when playing a movie from the Remote mounted shares and I was thinking at first it was probably some kind of bottleneck that made remote mounts unusable for what I wanted. The 2 internal shares worked fine in plex via Infuse.
Today i was playing around a bit more and I turned Cache into Legacy…and low and behold all of a sudden I could play from the remote mounts via plex on infuse.
Im wondering why this is though? I read its something to do with disk cache?. But which disk? On the apple tv?
Also why only the remote mounts? because it takes longer?
Will SSD cache in the synology do anything to help?
Do i lose anything from legacy cache?
I hope someone can give me a bit of clarification but for now it seems to work great
Thank you all in advance