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Old March 18th, 2007, 08:31 PM
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Music Maestro copying into hoster a problem?

Tell me if anyone has had problems getting Music Maestro copied into computer or storage device for Hoster.
Also, after 7800 songs storage device or computer is running slower to record to computer or storage device.
I have been hosting and setting up large DJ shows for 13 yrs., but finally putting the hoster to use. Know many issues with karaoke, and been told I am very good at what I do! Just have to get ideas on the conversion.

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Old March 18th, 2007, 10:36 PM
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Tell me if anyone has had problems getting Music Maestro copied into computer or storage device for Hoster.
Also, after 7800 songs storage device or computer is running slower to record to computer or storage device.
I have been hosting and setting up large DJ shows for 13 yrs., but finally putting the hoster to use. Know many issues with karaoke, and been told I am very good at what I do! Just have to get ideas on the conversion.
Have not heard of any problems with Music Maestro, except that they used cheaper CDs. If these are used then it may be that Hoster is having to work harder to decode them which would make it slow down.
Where are you storing all the imported files? If on your C: drive then you may be filling it up which gives the operating system less room to work with, which will slow your computer down too.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 10:43 PM
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Well over 30,000 songs.
never had a problem with MM disc.
drive may be full, and sometimes rebooting will get you back to speed.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 12:47 PM
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This brings a question to mind. What WOULD be a safe limit of "space used" on your hard drive for music; before you went with an external drive to hold all the music?

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Old March 19th, 2007, 01:35 PM
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I would want at least 15gig
have you tried defraging your drive. Bob
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Old March 19th, 2007, 03:18 PM
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This brings a question to mind. What WOULD be a safe limit of "space used" on your hard drive for music; before you went with an external drive to hold all the music?

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The standard Microsoft answer is to leave a minimum of 25% of the drive free for operating space. I normally try to keep that a conservative 50%. The best way to set up for laptops especially would be to use an external drive to store your data (song files) on and leave the internal for programs and operating system. For desktops I use a second internal drive that has nothing song files.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 03:40 PM
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I have never had an issue with MM. Also, my computer for work has three HD's, on 80 gig for OS & Programs, 1- 250 Gig for Karaoke and 1- 500 gig for DJ Music
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Old March 19th, 2007, 11:14 PM
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This brings a question to mind. What WOULD be a safe limit of "space used" on your hard drive for music; before you went with an external drive to hold all the music?

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Kelly
I have an Insperon by Dell and they told me that the cooling technique for this lap top is when Ram is hot is shares with memory to cool and return to Ram. Meaning you want at least 10 gig free space for this.
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Old March 20th, 2007, 12:12 AM
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I have an Insperon by Dell and they told me that the cooling technique for this lap top is when Ram is hot is shares with memory to cool and return to Ram. Meaning you want at least 10 gig free space for this.
Then that would explain your slow-down. On your hard drive there is a file with allocated space called a system pagefile. When you change windows or screens this is where the data is stored to be able to do that. What Dell is doing is using part of this space to substitute for your RAM (memory) when it is getting too hot. Access to RAM is much faster than accessing the hard drive, so when your data has been shoved off to the hard drive, your system slows down waiting for the information.

There is a way to help keep the RAM cooler. There are third party base platforms (goes under laptop) that have additional cooling fans which should help some.
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I have an Insperon by Dell and they told me that the cooling technique for this lap top is when Ram is hot is shares with memory to cool and return to Ram. Meaning you want at least 10 gig free space for this.
It would be a good idea to grab an external cooler for your notebook. (as Dell no longer calls them laptops because of the heat issue and how hot they get now) You can find these external cooling devices at Target, Walmart and they use a USB port to run. All you do is set your notebook on the device which has fance that blow on the underside of the notebook and keep it running much cooler.
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This brings a question to mind. What WOULD be a safe limit of "space used" on your hard drive for music; before you went with an external drive to hold all the music?

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Kelly
I use a second hard drive to hold all my music. That way if your main HD crashes you do not lose all your music because of that crash. Right now I use an 80GB HD and I have a backup on a 160gig external.

As long as it is only used for storage you could make it to leaving a HD with 1-5 gigs open on it. If you are using your Windows HD then I would really recomend getting a seperate HD.
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