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Old 01-25-2008, 02:58 AM   #1
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Does having lots and lots of folders under 1 directory folder make things sluggish? I have hundreds of sub-folders under my main "Music" directory on my external drive. Is there any limit as to how many folders/sub-folders can be under 1 directory?
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:38 AM   #2
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i dont think there is i have 241 folders in my music and its not slggish at all
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No, I don't think so, I have 350 some folders in my music folder and it isn't sluggish.
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What if you have say 1,000 folders. Would (you) have them all in 1 directory or spread them into 2 main folders? I'm gonna buy a bigger hdd next week because my music is already facilitating the entire space of my current drive and I was wondering what would be best.
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it might just be that its an external hdd and were talking about our internal
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Yeah external HD's read slower, yeah?
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Depends on what type of drive and the connection it uses. A firewire external drive would be faster then its USB counterpart.
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Yeah, my drive is external, used primarily for my music. But anyway, I am gonna buy a bigger drive to replace the one I have now. I was just wondering if spreading the sub-folders out into a few directories OR having all of the folders under 1 directory, made any difference in performance or access time etc...
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