thanks for the reply.
Nope no software running. I dont have a lot of pic in one of my folders in the share..
I've modified the "Getvolume.py" so that it only returns that folder for the process to scan... Im not sure if that is working at this point.
Also the "transcode" process runs forever. I guess it could be running for this a this is the first run. I just go the drive yesterday.
i wont be using its itunes server, DLNA etc...
For now im goin to try to comment out the various transcoding related config in the wdmc.xml and see if that helps.