iPhoto on external drive

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by superper28, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. superper28 macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2011
    I keep my iPhoto library on an external hard drive to save space on my internal hd, does that affect the performance of iPhoto? Does it make it any slower?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Depending on the external connection method and drive speed, probably. Although, some USB 3 external drive are close to as fast as an internal.

    You could run a disk speed test app against both drives to see how much difference there is.

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