As it relies on a network connection, i Tunes Home Sharing will also be slower than copying your tracks over via a directly attached external hard drive.
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We reserve the right to edit questions for grammar, spelling, and length. I am completely overwhelmed by my music collection as it is stored in way too many places.
You will find that your i Tunes library and music collection is much easier to manage and maintain in this scenario, both within i Tunes itself and also for the purpose of synchronizing to your various media devices.
The key problem here is that i Tunes does not provide any direct way to merge two different i Tunes libraries.