Advice needed to upgrade workflow (speed) with mac/lightroom

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PerTulip Senior Member • Posts: 1,589
Re: Advice needed to upgrade workflow (speed) with mac/lightroom

trak2r wrote:

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I use an old Imac (late 2009)

C2D, i5 or i7? C2D: way too slow.

16 mb Ram at the moment (this is probably what I need to upgrade..)

More is always better. Won't improve storage, CPU, etc. speed. Moving from 8GB to 16Gb is significant, moving from 16 to 32 probably won't change much.

external HD

Too slow. Internally, the 2009 iMacs have 7200rpm HDs: too slow. So your cataglog (and smart previews) are probably on a HD: too slow.

... USB2..

Too slow.

Conclusion: everything in your setup is slow.

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