Logic Pro Studio 9 - Disk too slow message, using network storage.
We have a suite of iMacs that I've just configured to use OD/AD bind with no problems. Students home folders and a 'Music Drive' are located on our main storage SAN (NetApp).
Whenever a student loads a large project (e.g. one of the demo songs that are included with Logic) from this network location and begins to play the song, as soon as Logic comes across a location in the song that contains a large amount of data the "Disk is too slow or system overload" message is displayed.
When monitoring the NetApp system, nothing abnormal is going on during the errors. We also monitored the network during these processes and again, nothing abnormal (Low utilisation).
So, I moved the demo songs to a smaller/slower NAS system (4 x WD Caviar Green disks) and when playing the project the error is seen a lot less, or more likely seen when 3 other iMacs are running the same project at once.
These demo projects work fine when run from local disk.
Firstly I'd like to know whether running Logic projects from a network location has been done before, and if so how can we ensure this error isn't displayed?
Could someone explain how Logic handles the data that is streamed?
The bottom line is, I really don't want to go back to running them from local disk!
Many thanks in advance :)