Way I work is simple. I keep all my tracks on my master drive on my pc. I’ll put on a smaller usb drive the folders\genres I want to play via Prime.
Same here => i export it to a SSD, via usb connection (i don’t use the usb to computer connection of my prime 4, it’s like 100 times slower) then i install the ssd drive to the sata in my prime 4 and ready to go.
When I want to change it up I wipe the usb drive and reload new folders\tracks. I don’t feel the need to have 100x Gigs & Gigs of tunes at the ready just cos I can. That slows the whole system.
Almost same here, i just want my whole cat with me at all times, just in case, it’s such a wide area of music my friends & i love, it’s been proven so damn awesome to have that one track someone asks to prove a point to the gang… and you can dig it up. it’s said it’s capable to handle a shtload, i want it to handle a shtload. pimary library on the compute => completely synced to an external ssd-drive to mount in the prime 4.
Just pull from your master drive the tracks you will likely use.
That’s the thing!
i drag & drop to the location in prime… all turns out ok…
when prime 4 is booted with internal ssd installed… it seems playlists suddenly got wiped… crates suddenly have the HALF amount of tracks it used to have… Fav selectioncrates suddenly got 0 tracks… the star ranking system totally got wrong… this is NOT suposed to happen!
it’s not like you just can add 5 new bought & analysed/mapped tracks in a quick 5 min moment…
when you add those… it results in a whole sh*tstorm in the structure of the whole lot that’s on there allready!
I allready reïnstalled engine prime, reïmported the backup Library ( i constantly re up the library because that sh*tstorm happened also waaaay too much to me in the past…)
Realy, Denon, you realy need to step up yr game in development! instead of adding these new bits…
try to work out the kinks 1st instead of giving yourself tons of more work!
sry, 'm ranting i know, but it’s a real frustrating situation when there’s promised a reliable alternative for Pioneer gear and it just brings you frustration instead of fun!
the moment ‘m finally done with the sync issues… i don’t feel like havin’ a spin anymore, all the fun is sucked out of it.
- Have you considered moving this your reasonable library to an external SSD (exfat formatted) ?
my music archive is set on a SD card of 1tb with the best reading/writing specs on the market
- Engine OS does not know the difference between an export drive and main drive.
Well That’s a point the development team needs to adress no?? The drive where the main library loaded from is the main drive, that way the system knows the difference…
- My entire Engine Prime library is 3.2TB (in a 4TB external SSD) and i can plug it in the players for events where i may need all bases covered e.g. weddings
I completely understand where you are going here…
so in my case… I just plug in the SD card i mentioned earlier out of the computer, plug it in the Prime 4 & things are loaded onto the prime 4(it indeed always asks for loading the library & settings if they’re found… it would indeed save a lot of hassling around!! (maybe switch it & transfer it all to a SSD in the future…?)