Help! I have recently started having a problem with iTunes 8 running on a Mac Mini/OS X maxxed out with RAM. Over the past couple of weeks, when I import a CD, the import takes forever with the CD drive spinning up for long periods of time. Worse than that, even though I can watch the tracks importing one by one, I never get control of the Mac back again and end up having to power cycle the machine. When I then restart the machine and iTunes, the tracks aren't there and I have to start the import over again. I have tried what seems to be the obvious stuff - closing down other programs before importing, stopping SqueezeCenter (the application I run to control Squeezeboxes) but this doesn't seem to have any real benefit. I hope I'm not doing anything dumb but can anyone suggest a solution to the problem? - it's driving me mad. Having had years of running iTunes without any problems, it's just weird to struggle this way. Oh, just in case it is relevant, I'm running my iTunes library off an external USB HDD, 250GB with about 15GB of free space.