can someone program a tool or plugin to move pictures (poster backdrop etc.) and metadata to a different location and automaticly hardlink them?
E:\movies\movie1\movie.xml (hardlink from datastorage)
E:\movies\movie1\folder.jpg (hardlink from datastorage)
E:\movies\movie1\backdrop.jpg (hardlink from datastorage)
the idea after this is to put the data to a SSD or ramdrive and minimize the accestimes. on different drives all drives can work at the same time and do not need to wait until a task has ended. on flashdrives the extra data like metadata will read extremly fast because of short accestimes.
a CLI tool to set these hardlinks is junction.exe and for free available at http://technet.microsoft.com/de-de/sysinternals
Isn’t that setup backwards?
You're not accounting for the latency involved in accessing the link, then the bounce back to the physical location of the data. You're not going to gain anything. In fact, it will probably be slower.
Just let it cache.