Major delay showing large amount of photos

I currently have around 140,000 photos I have taken on a WD 320 gig portable

drive formated HFS (no journaling, Media Liibrary enabled)

browsing to Photos/All photos shows them fine, the problem

is that when I start to play them, the screen blanks, and there is a delay of 20-50

seconds before it plays the first photo, and a random delay of that time between

photos, during that time there is no drive activity, and remote does not work.  This is

with no music playing, photos set to shuffle / loop all. 

Can the WD not handle this many items ?

Should I try a different format on the drive ?

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