iPhoto library too big? Extreme latency in iPhoto

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

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2010
    (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

    Mar 6, 2011
  3. macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2006
    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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