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Where do you store Launchbox, images, and videos?


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I'm asking because I am experiencing significant lag using both Launchbox and Bigbox over the network, to the point where it corrupts the image caching (and possibly other data). 



Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Memory: G.SKILL 32GB 3800 MHZ
GPU: GeForce RTX 2080 TI
Network: Realtek 2.5GbE
Disk: SSD 960 PRO M.2 2TB


Home Server:

CPU: AMD Threadripper 2950X
Memory: 128 GB ECC
Network: 10GbE
Disk: SSD 860 EVO 4TB x 6


Connection is LAN and wired. Average read and write speed is 200 mb/s. Without saying, this drops significantly for large number of small files.


Am I right to think that Launchbox should be local and to only store the emulators and roms on the network?


Edit: Secondly, if people are not using Launchbox over the network, how are you synching it across multiple machines? Rsync, Deltacopy, (software) etc.?

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I'm not very savvy with networks, but just from my own general knowledge, I would certainly store launchbox locally, since the entire user experience centers around it, and because it's having to pull a massive amount of files; art, images, videos, xmls etc.

I would probably also store the emulators locally, as they are small in terms of space.

Roms I would think you could get away with over the network as all you're risking is a little load time.

But do take what I say with a grain of salt here. I think @DOS76 uses a network?


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I only keep my ROMs on the network all my instances of LB and all emulators are local to the specific machine. I don't sync either since due to hardware differences I find I'd rather do individual setup of them. There are those that sync LB between different machines but off the top of my head I can't recall what they are using.

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