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Speed up iTunes CD importing
Authored by: ncollingridge on May 07, '06 12:43:36PM

As a benchmark of what's possible, the maximum speed for import on my system (Dual 2GHz G5) is about 40x on the last few (outer) tracks of a CD, starting at about 20x on the inner tracks. This is with a Lite-On SOHC-5236V Combo drive in an external Firewire enclosure. I also have a Lite-On SHW-1635S DVD writer and this is just about as fast.

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Speed up iTunes CD importing
Authored by: kirkmc on May 08, '06 01:48:22AM

Dang, that's fast! I wish I could get that fast; I have lots of CDs I still haven't ripped.

This said, there have to be other variables. Rob's got a dual-G5 as well, and when we were testing it, he didn't get anywhere near that speed.

FWIW, my 2 GHz G5 iMac has 1.5 GB RAM, and I think it's a 24x CD drive (well, it's a SuperDrive, but when reading CDs, it's 24x).

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