iPhoto - Insane drive access

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mixel, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. mixel macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2006
    Leeds, UK
    When I leave iPhoto open for extended periods (which i'd like to do most of the time) it seems to hit the HDD pretty hard, constantly, slowing some stuff (particularly time machine backups!) considerably.

    I'm on an '08 imac, 2.8ghz, 4GB ram, 8800GT.. Snow Leopard.. It runs fine other than that..

    I do have a 42GB library, 246 of the files are movies. A lot of the photos are RAW..

    Anyone experienced similar? And is there some way to stop it? :(
  2. Cohomojo macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2010
    I think I'm experiencing the same sort of issues. I use Iphoto for my screen saver and when I wake up the computer after the screen saver comes on and it goes to sleep, it seems as though I have a long wait while it figures out what to do. I notice the rainbow disc swirling for a long time.

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