Any major system update always has a few bugs and surprises, and Lion is no exception. There are two bugs that hit me directly — one in Mail, and the other in working with network attached storage (NAS) devices.
Let me hit NAS first. I have a pretty old Buffalo Linkstation that I use to back up lots of photos and my iTunes library. When I installed Lion it was nowhere to be found, although it was listed as a shared device in the Finder. The problem? All connections to it failed.
It’s not just my NAS that has this problem; products from Western Digital, LaCie and many other providers simply don’t work or need a firmware update. Some vendors, like Synology and Western Digital, say a fix is in the works, but others are silent so far. So what is causing the NAS issues? Apple has changed the way file services work in Lion, and the result is the inability to communicate with many network storage devices. Lion requires netatalk 2.2 which isn’t on most of these devices. This is particularly bad if you are using these devices with Time Machine.
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A few nasty gotchas in Lion | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog.