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To map or not to map, that is the question.

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    To map or not to map, that is the question.


    Hello all, I am trying to find a definitive answer to the question of mapping external hard drives. I have 4 external hard drives and would like to know if there is benefit in mapping them or not. Is there benefit in speed/response etc.... I do a lot of video streaming through media centre to xbox 360.

    Any advice would be greatly accepted.

    Tinyman.

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    No benefit to mapping really, just a faster way to get to the file location. It won't make the streaming any better.

    I add my extra drives to my video library so they look like one big drive.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thankyou chev65, I wasn't sure if there was any real benefit in it or not. I used to map drives way back in '98 and ME days.
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To map or not to map, that is the question.
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