While exporting a CD project I ran into the dreaded “disk can’t keep up” problem.
The project is hosted on an NFS disk, so it is rightfull to consider this a slow disk (even though it is a gigabit connection to a fast NAS). And I can imagine why it is important for recording and playback that the disk can keep up with the data flow.
But for exporting, there’s nothing real-time. Reading sound data, process it, and write it back to disk. This can equally well be IO-bound as CPU/DSP bound. So why the “disk can’t keep up” in this case?
Not complaining, just curious…