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Slow CD-import in iTunes - why?

2003 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 29, 2007 11:19 AM by Øivind Idsø RSS
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Jul 29, 2007 3:31 AM
I've been importing some CDs on my MacBook today (2Ghz, Core 2 Duo), and I'm quite surprised to find that it is considerably slower than on my four-year(!) old Dual G5.

When the import begins (using the Apple Lossless-codec) the speed is as slow as 4-5X, and toward's the end it's around 11-12X.

However, my G5 is flying away at 20X (at least) when it reaches the end of the disk.

Anyone know why the gap is so big? Has so little happened in four years?

I have the Superdrive called MATSHITA UJ-857D, and a 5400RPM 120GB harddisk.
MacBook 2GHz Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 2GB RAM, 120GB HD
  • lewisg1212 Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)
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    Jul 29, 2007 5:32 AM (in response to Øivind Idsø)
    hmm not sure, when i import its about x8 aswell. guess its normal....
    Macbook Pro, Macbook Pro 2.2 Ghz, 2gb RAM, 120gb HD, 8gb Nano 2g.
  • lewisg1212 Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)
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    Jul 29, 2007 5:55 AM (in response to lewisg1212)
    ah well! getting my macbook pro on wednesday! yay! ive had 6 macbooks...problems with all of them! il have to nick your g5 off you instead
    Macbook Pro, Macbook Pro 2.2 Ghz, 2gb RAM, 120gb HD, 8gb Nano 2g.
  • tele_player Level 5 Level 5 (5,380 points)
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    Jul 29, 2007 7:20 AM (in response to Øivind Idsø)
    is 'use error correction when reading audio cd's' enabled?
    (in preferences/advanced/importing)

    This can slow things down considerably.
    MacBook 2.0GhzCore2Duo, 2.Gig, 160G HD, PowerBook G4 1.5Ghz 15", Mac OS X (10.4.10), Logic Pro 7.2.3, Focusrite Saffire...
  • akhomerun Calculating status...
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    Jul 29, 2007 9:34 AM (in response to Øivind Idsø)
    if your discs are scratched, that can slow down the process considerably.

    the only other wisdom I can offer is that laptop cd rom drives are typically a lot slower than desktop drives.

    The Macbook has a 24x CD reading capacity (16x for RWs)
    13" Macbook 2.0Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 1 GB RAM, 80 GB HDD, Combo Drive

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