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Old Jan 20, 2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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Is iTunes 11 faster on Mountain Lion than it is on Snow Leopard?

I really want to get my iTunes going as fast as possible on my computer and wondered if it might run better in a Mountain Lion environment.

Currently running:

MacBook Pro 5,3 (Mid-2009)
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz
4GB RAM
10.6.8

iTunes 11.0.1
Library: 75,933 items, 878.4 GB

With music on 2TB External WD My Book Studio connected through Firewire 800. (Not sure what the RPM is but I believe its 7200).

Any help on squeezing the most out of iTunes would be most appreciated!

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 05:22 PM   #2
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sticking some more RAM in that thing would probably help.
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Max out the RAM and upgrade your internal drive to an SSD. The library files for iTunes reside on your boot drive and no matter what drive the actual music/video files are on, any RPM of hard drive is more than fast enough to stream audio and video in the bandwidths used by MPEG4/H.264 formats, even HD stuff and audio is even less demanding whether it's AAC/MP3, lossless or even raw audio like a stereo WAV or AIFF.
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Actually, my iTunes Library file resides on my external. Should I move it to the internal?
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Actually, my iTunes Library file resides on my external. Should I move it to the internal?
That's really odd, it's on my system disk while the music files etc.... are on a different drive.
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