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@Eric Boring wrote:
So long story, short question, how long do you figure each scan takes? It seems like it handles it in a couple of seconds. I’ve got about 4600 songs in the database at this point.
Yeah, it probably doesn’t take much time. I’d be surprised if it took more than 15 or 20 seconds.
Really, the only downside to scanning is if you have a drive that’s spun down and the scan makes it spin back up. If it’s the system drive, and it’s spinning constantly anyway, a little seeking won’t hurt anything.