Short: Say for example I have a huge RAR file located in a shared folder on the network. If i right-click -> extract that rar file (on same shared folder) will that be terribly slower compared to extracting RAR file on local drive in the Computer?
Long: I have limited SATA ports on my Windows 10 PC and for additional drives that I need attached to it, I'm trying to decide whether to use a NAS (with shared folders), USB 3.0 Enclosure, or go eSata via eSata PCI Expansion card. Esata is obviously the best/fastest but besides that.... for my RAR extract/compress situation....
I was going to go with a NAS to keep my setup as simple as possible without the CPU overhead of a USB connection. But now I'm wondering, since i'll be extracting and compressing lots of large RAR files on this external drive, would it be much slower to do so on a NAS than USB?
Because logically im assuming for my Windows PC to extract a RAR package located on a shared folder on the network (ie. NAS shared folder) it needs to transfer that RAR file (say 5GB rar file) over the network to temp directory, extract that rar file in temp, and them move all that extracted data back to the shared folder - all going through the network. Aint that gonna be painfully slow? Or am I getting this wrong?
Would love to hear your thoughts, thanks
TO ADD: while on the subject, what about playing large video files, what if i want to open/access them from my PC (mp4, avi, etc).. Will the video file need to be transferred to local PC first on the background before it is played in media players?
This NAS thing is starting to look iffy to me for my use case. I guess it's good for backup only and not for "drives in active use"