06-05-2012 12:36 PM
I've read a few messages about people with enormous mp3 collections having issues getting them all indexed.
My collection is a bit more modest. Before I splash out for the drive (and an ipod touch or an iphone) could anyone advise if it'll be able to do the following...
Data to put on drive:
Number of files: 5500
File type: WAV
Computer OS: Mac OS Snow Leopard
Other info: The files are mainly singles, but around 250 are albums. Some are 24-bit, 44kHz, most are 16-bit 44kHz. I also have around 200 playlists.
I want to access these files using an ipod touch or an iphone. The idea being that I will use the iPod connector in my car to access my full 350GB WAV collection.
1. Will the drive be able to handle this size of collection? Would there be any indexing issues?
2. If I left the goflex satellite drive in my car how quickly could I get my music going on my commute to and from work? Assuming I use the device 10 times a week and add around 40 files to my collection weekly.
3. Would the music resume from the point where it stopped playing?
4. Would it be as simple as using an ipod to change from for example playing a playlist to playing an album or a specific track in an album?
5. Is the device quick to stop at the end of a journey?
06-09-2012 07:19 AM
06-09-2012 09:35 AM
Thanks for writing such a detailed response.
I think the few minutes or so connection time might be a deal breaker. I really want to get my tunes going by the time I've driven to the end of the street!
Making playlists by using folders isn't very desirable either. For my needs It would have to be able to use playlists created in itunes.
I will have to reconsider my options...