Media One Pro Woe DAM
....The default had been rendering with phase ones color engine: changed it to the windows version. Imported only the NEFs with extract imbedded jpeg if available checked. Let it simmer for a while and now it is working better than EM2. I think the embedded jpegs make use of windows imaging component. Not sure if that was the problem but... it is working well now.
Maybe this information is lost somewhere in the Phase One forums. I spent hours searching for a solution.
Once I did this as well, I had pretty good import performance.
I also had to buy the codecs from FastPictureViewer to see all my file types on a new pc (everything else was "the same"). MP service could not help me out on this. But once I did, the import speed was great.
"Its all about the light"