When my Media Center was new the Recorded TV loaded in a flash, but now with about 750GB of recorded material it takes about 5-10 seconds to display. The slowdown has been gradual as more material has been added to the library.
Is there any way to speed this up? I would've thought that there was some service that monitored the Recorded TV folder(s) and maintained a list of what was there, along with thumbnails, so that it could be displayed quickly. Surely it doesn't scan the folders everytime?
The recordings are shared over two drives, both 5400rpm SATA drives (320GB boot, 1TB data), which I appreciate are never going to be the fastest. I have considered moving all the TV to the larger drive to see if that speeds things up, might this help?
What I'm really hoping for that there is some way in which this data might be more effectively cached. Or something.
Rest of system
- Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz
- 2GB RAM
- Vista Home Premium