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Carl Maskelyne
2005-02-25, 06:57
I have 40k at MP3 128-320kbs very quick on iTunes (1 hr scan). Slim server
takes 1 1/2 hrs to scan.
Backup solution - firewire drive that I copy to once a week and take into
the office to use there.
The copying of this much data will take a good few hours but this solution
work quite well.
Make sure you have an SATA drive or SCSI on IDE you could multiply the iTune
times by a factor of 2-4.
Re DVD - guess it depends if he wants the convenience of all the music
easily accessible in one place or the quality and cost.
If money is no object a big box with loads of scsi drives and lossless
compression would be the best solution.
Regards,

Carl Maskelyne
PaperPak Systems IT Manager
Mobile Telephone : 07971 659494
Attends website : www.attends.co.uk



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From: Dave Strickler [mailto:dstrickler (AT) mailwise (DOT) com]
Sent: 25 February 2005 03:36
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Need advice on housing 30K of songs

I have put over 8k sounds under iTunes and saw sluggishness as the XML
database that it had to keep up was getting quite large. I imagine your 30k
of songs will push it to the limit, but I don't know for sure.

Advice: Get a fast hard drive and lots of RAM for use as the O/S tries to
cache the writes.

Dave Strickler
Mailwise LLC
617 267-0044 x810
www.mailwise.com


>>> chris (AT) concatmedia (DOT) com 2/24/2005 7:47:01 PM >>>
Can anyone give me any tips on dealing with 30k or so worth of songs?

I have a client who has a HUGE CD collection and wants to take the cream
of the crop and put them on a 250gig or 300gig HD for his listening
pleasure.

I'm hoping the 6.0 release will ease up the time it takes to search and
generate large playlists. Is there any danger of filling the disc that
contains the music library, yes we're using iTunes, completely? Does the
slimserver need space to store data?

Will I need to even use the iTunes library with 6.0? It seems like the
slimserver will have its own db of songs, no?

Thanks,

Chris

Chris O'Shannassy
2005-02-25, 14:27
You're not copying the whole collection across each week are you? Just
syncing the two? (rsync or something else...) It should only take a few
hours the first time, after that it'll depend on how much has changed
but I'd be surprised if it took more than a few minutes.

Chris

Carl Maskelyne wrote:

> I have 40k at MP3 128-320kbs very quick on iTunes (1 hr scan). Slim
> server takes 1 1/2 hrs to scan.
>
> Backup solution firewire drive that I copy to once a week and take
> into the office to use there.
>
> The copying of this much data will take a good few hours but this
> solution work quite well.
>
> Make sure you have an SATA drive or SCSI on IDE you could multiply the
> iTune times by a factor of 2-4.
>
> Re DVD guess it depends if he wants the convenience of all the music
> easily accessible in one place or the quality and cost.
>
> If money is no object a big box with loads of scsi drives and lossless
> compression would be the best solution.
>
> Regards,
>
> Carl Maskelyne**
>
> PaperPak Systems IT Manager
>
> Mobile Telephone : 07971 659494
>
> Attends website : www.attends.co.uk
>
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> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> *From:* Dave Strickler [mailto:dstrickler (AT) mailwise (DOT) com]
> *Sent:* 25 February 2005 03:36
> *To:* discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> *Subject:* [slim] Need advice on housing 30K of songs
>
> I have put over 8k sounds under iTunes and saw sluggishness as the XML
> database that it had to keep up was getting quite large. I imagine
> your 30k of songs will push it to the limit, but I don't know for sure.
>
> Advice: Get a fast hard drive and lots of RAM for use as the O/S tries
> to cache the writes.
>
> Dave Strickler
> Mailwise LLC
> 617 267-0044 x810
> www.mailwise.com <http://www.mailwise.com>
>
>
>>>> chris (AT) concatmedia (DOT) com 2/24/2005 7:47:01 PM >>>
> Can anyone give me any tips on dealing with 30k or so worth of songs?
>
> I have a client who has a HUGE CD collection and wants to take the cream
> of the crop and put them on a 250gig or 300gig HD for his listening
> pleasure.
>
> I'm hoping the 6.0 release will ease up the time it takes to search and
> generate large playlists. Is there any danger of filling the disc that
> contains the music library, yes we're using iTunes, completely? Does the
> slimserver need space to store data?
>
> Will I need to even use the iTunes library with 6.0? It seems like the
> slimserver will have its own db of songs, no?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris
>
>
>