Itunes delay problem with external hard-drives

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Phuongd, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Phuongd macrumors newbie

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    I have iTunes trouble. There is a 10-15 second delay in between songs. It also takes 10-15 seconds to initially play a song. My music library is on a 1 year old external 1tb hard drive.

    When I play songs (from the external hard drive) continuously on front row, there is absolutely no delay in between songs and no delay when I play songs initially.

    Thanks for all the help!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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  3. Phuongd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    USB 2.0

    Also, iTunes freezes/hangs until the song plays.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Firewire 800 is MUCH faster than USB 2.0, especially for streaming music or video from an external drive. I would highly recommend FW800, especially on a 1TB drive.
     
  5. Phuongd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah but I play the same music from the same hd on my win7 partition on the same laptop on itunes and there is no delay or freeze.

    bump? :(
     

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