iPhoto library too big? Extreme latency in iPhoto

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dhartlen, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Nov 27, 2010
    #1
    (cross posting here as maybe someone has the same or similar setup...)

    Hi all, I was hoping for some suggestions or guidance...

    Setup: 1.86 GHz MacBook Air w/4 GB RAM.
    Have approximately 22,000 photos that are all stored on a network drive.

    There is definitely some latency because of the setup (iTunes is also slow to sync), but iPhoto is really, really slow, to the point that if I watch the activity monitor, I can see that iPhoto becomes unresponsive for a few minutes while loading each time.

    Does anyone have any ideas on what I might do to resolve this?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    #2
    get a faster network?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2006
    #3
    Your issue is probably the network speed. Even with Wifi N I found iPhoto was unusable with the photos stored on network storage.

    I would recommend putting it on an external HD and connecting to it via USB.
     

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