New iTunes Match setup proving to be REALLY slow!

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by logicstudiouser, May 5, 2017.

  1. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502

    logicstudiouser

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    Background: I transferred my iTunes folder to an external hard drive because I have setup Sonos in the house and I want to have my entire library on a network drive and free up space on my iMac in the process.

    Objective: For Sonos and my iMac workstation (where I import new music) to feed from the same source.

    My solution: I connected the external hard drive to my airport extreme and I have my iMac connected via. ethernet directly to the airport extreme.
    Using the 'Option' key at launch of iTunes, I successfully re-traced the path of the iTunes library to my network drive and enabled iTunes Match with success.

    The problem: Slow as f. When iTunes Match updates once a week, it takes almost an hour 'Gathering information about your iTunes Library' and downloading anything takes forever.

    Why is it slow when I am directly connecting my computer and hard drive to the airport extreme? Is there a way for iTunes to connect with a network drive faster?

    Sonos is working without issue, it works perfectly. My only issue is with iTunes

    Thanks
     
  2. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

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    iTunes always been a bit slow,especially iTunes Match. Takes some time to do the complete iTunes Store scan,I guess.
     
  3. steve23094 macrumors 68000

    steve23094

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    The storage performance for connected drives on most routers is pretty poor, particularly so the Airport Extreme. https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wir...pple-airport-extreme-80211ac-reviewed?start=1

    It's quite possible this is the limitation you're running into. You might have to rethink your network configuration.
     

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