Prior to instaling Sonos (4 ZPs anxiously sitting in their boxes), I wanted to move my music to the Buffalo Terastation 0.6TB NAS that I recently bought. Usual reasons: 1) so I can play music while the PC is off, and 2) to free up my PC's hard disk.
So I set up a new shared folder on the NAS, and then in iTunes under Preferences>Advanced I changed the iTunes Music Folder Location to that new folder on the NAS. That done, I then tried clicking "Consolidate Library" under the Advanced menu. This prompted the error message, "The Disk Could Not Be Read From Or Written To".
I checked the settings on the NAS folder. "Writable" was checked, and "Access Descriptions" was disabled.
I wondered if simply copying and pasting the music files across would work. So I selected my entire music library and copied and pasted into the NAS folder. It started copying the songs across, very slowly (it was going to take c. 4hrs for 1300+ songs) but then after a 1/2 hour I got a similar error message as above.
So it seems the problem is something to do with the NAS, but given the fact I was able to write some of the files across there doesn't seem to be a problem with the NAS set up.
So first, can anyone shed some light on what I might be doing wrong and what I need to do to fix it?
And also, once I have moved the library across, what other steps do I need to take to have all my iTunes functionality on the NAS (ripping CDs, new playlists etc.), so it also works with Sonos? I seem to recall some issues with new playlists in iTunes being recognised by Sonos...