Just received my Prime 4 this week - fantastic looking unit! I have successfully transferred my library to an external HD - 2TB - of which about 1.2TB is used. The library itself consists of about 60000 tracks. Compared to when I was just testing with a few tracks on a USB the speed of the search is quite slow. It takes about 5-8 seconds to show the results. I know in software such as Engine Prime or Rekordbox a search shows the results pretty much straight away, even with a large database.
The HD is connected via the USB and is a Samsung USB3 drive.
I know if i used an SSD the actual Read/Write and loading of tracks would be quicker but would it make the search itself any quicker? Is it the actual unit that processes the search slowly? Also, would a drive in the drive bay be quicker than one connected through the USB in terms of searching? I have no problem in the speed of the load of the tracks, just the search speed.