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· How are the songs stored on a two-drive player?
(Entry last updated on February 13th, 2005)
If a player has two disk drives, newly-added songs will be stored on the disk drive with the most available disk space, as measured in free blocks.
For example, if your first disk drive has 1 gigabyte free, and you add a second blank disk drive to your player, then all new music you add to the player will go on to the second drive until you've filled it up to the point where there is only 1 gigabyte left on the second drive.
After both drives have the same amount of free space, it will tend to alternate between storing the files on the first drive and the second drive.
There is currently no way to tell which files are stored on which drive without fishing through the FIDs by hand at the shell prompt. Plans to implement a feature for this in the software have been cancelled. The player software currently does not care nor report whether a given song is on /drive0 or /drive1, and will search both drives for files when retrieving songs. Also note that a given database file (*1) might be on a different drive than its corresponding song file (*0).
For more information on how the files are stored on the player, see Roger's guide here.
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