Is iTunes 11 faster on Mountain Lion than it is on Snow Leopard?

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  1. sok186, Jan 20, 2013
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    macrumors newbie

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    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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    Sky Blue

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    sticking some more RAM in that thing would probably help.
     
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    barkmonster

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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.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually, my iTunes Library file resides on my external. Should I move it to the internal?
     
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    barkmonster

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    That's really odd, it's on my system disk while the music files etc.... are on a different drive.
     

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