Spinning beachball Mac and lightroom

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JPAlbert Contributing Member • Posts: 899
Re: Spinning beachball Mac and lightroom

Important questions:
- What kind of DRIVE is inside the iMac?
- How much free space remains on it?

If it's a platter-based hard drive, it's going to be slow.

Particularly if you are "pushing the memory". The OS is going to start swapping RAM to disk, page ins and page outs, and if it's a platter-based drive this is going to be as slow as molasses.

There's a relatively cheap and easy fix:
Plug in an external USB3 SSD and make that your boot/applications drive.
Things will then go much faster.

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