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32 GB upgrade for iMac

Started May 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
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32 GB upgrade for iMac
May 8, 2014

I have a 2011 27inch iMac with a Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory, a 256GB SSD and a 2TB hard drive. I also use a Lacie RAID device connected by Thunderbolt to store my RAW files (they were previously on the integrated hard drive). I mostly use Lightroom for RAW processing.

I always find that despite the system I use (which I think should be fast enough for most RAW processing) my processing workflow is slow as molasses when I process my D800E RAW files. This is particularly the case when I export and edit TIFF files with my NIK plugins etc.

I appreciate the bottleneck is likely the read speed of the hard drives I use to store the files, but I wondered if anyone had any views as to whether upgrading the memory from 16GB to 32GB would make any difference?

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