iPhoto '09 Library on Drobo = Very Slow

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sigamy, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. sigamy macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2003
    NJ USA
    I've had my iPhoto library on a Drobo for a few months, all has been fine. Recently upgraded to iPhoto '09 and performance is terrible. It takes 5 minutes to open iPhoto. The Faces feature causes constant beachballs. Overall it is just very sluggish.

    Is this just '09? Or '09 combined with the external drive?

    I have 15,600 photos in my library. Any tips on how to fix these performance issues.

    I have a white C2D 2.16Ghz iMac with 3gb RAM. Drobo is on FW 400.
  2. SiriusPhil macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2007
    Same EXACT problem. Still looking for a solution.
  3. AnthonyC-1980 macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2010
    I have the same problem, ish. It works fine but then stalls, beachball for a bit, then works again. Don't know why.
  4. loteq, Dec 8, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2010

    loteq macrumors newbie


    May 12, 2008
    Same issue here... using iphoto 10... I also fine that if I have more than one user logged in the problem is twice as bad... not sure about this drobo thing..

    Aperture seems to be fine however... imovie also a dog

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