View Full Version : Rescan speed

2007-10-13, 00:30

I have SS installed on a Syn Diskstation, and I am about to change my setup. The Diskstation setup is getting too slow for me...

I guess SS will be much faster on a 3 ghz Pentium 4 with 1 GB ram.

But how fast will the "look for new and changes" - rescan be? I currently have 47 GB with music. Mixed 320kb mp3's and FLAC files.


Mark Lanctot
2007-10-13, 08:58
When I was on Windows XP with a 2.8 GHz P4, 512 MB RAM, I could scan ~100 GB of music (3500-some-odd tracks, mostly FLAC) in about 5 minutes. This is a clear-and-rescan scan though, but it actually doesn't take that much longer than a look-for-new-and-changed rescan.

Now that I'm on Ubuntu Linux with a Core 2 Duo E6600 and 2 GB of RAM, 136 GB of music, 4500 tracks, takes 3 minutes. It's probably not the hardware improvement, it's that scanning on Linux is faster. Even scanning this collection over my LAN takes about 7 minutes.