Hard drive optimization for large libraries

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kspanks04
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Hard drive optimization for large libraries

Post by kspanks04 »

Is there anything I can do to optimize my hard drive in windows to allow MM's indexing to be faster? I just did a fresh install of Windows, restored my backup database, but its taking a really really long time to scan my music folder, like several seconds a song and I have a lot of songs. I don't remember ever having this issue in the past. My music is stored on an external sata drive.

A couple things that changed when I reinstalled Windows:

1. My installation hard drive got replaced, I'm now using a SSD for Windows 7 and my program files.

2. My user directory is now under a different name (C:/users/name)

3. I turned off indexing for both drives.

4. I reduced my paging file to 1024 mb (I have 6 gbs ddr2 ram)

Does MM rely on Windows' drive indexing? Should I turn that back on? Would changing the database path cause an initial library scan to be exceptionally slow?

Thanks!
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Re: Hard drive optimization for large libraries

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Try File > Maintain Library and select complete optimization in MediaMonkey.
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Re: Hard drive optimization for large libraries

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wasn't aware of that, thanks.
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Re: Hard drive optimization for large libraries

Post by kspanks04 »

actually this is what fixed it:

I needed to update my jmicron e-sata driver. :D
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