does scanning the folders build the same cache as doing a browse from the ps3? im also having the issue of a really slow initial browse, even after scanning the folders! (i stopped the scan when it passed the video section, which is what i then tested. do i need to let it complete 100%?) im not using thumbnails.
the media server is running in a vm on an intel e5200 2.5ghz dualcore with 1280mb ram, with the vm having access to 1 core. it resides on a slowish raid5 array, the same array which holds the data, so disk performance could be slow, but id like to be able to 'pre-load' the cache. last scan of my 550GB-ish of data took 4 hours - mostly tv shows ie average file size 175-350mb in size.