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DxO Optics Pro 8
Phil Hawkins, Photographer
Fresno | ca | usa | Posted: 11:22 AM on 11.09.12
->> I shoot everything in RAW, and just switched from Capture One to DxO Optics Pro. What I've noticed about both programs is that they have a very difficult time functioning properly when images are located on external hard drives. Obviously, internal hard drives do not come close to being able to hold the vast store of images we all accumulate. I can see loading everything into the internal HD initially, do your work, then transfer to the external HD, but when you have to work on old images, transferring your images to an external everytime you want to work on them is a major extra step that just isn't feasible.

Does anyone have solution to this problem?

I use a MacBook Pro 8,2, 16 gig ram, 500gig internal HD.

Do you Windows folk have this problem or is it just us lucky Mac users? DxO and Phase One both seem to be clueless about this, which surprises me.

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Butch Miller, Photographer
Lock Haven | PA | USA | Posted: 12:58 PM on 11.09.12
->> Phil ... when working with RAW images on external drives, the bottleneck is the data pathway from the drive to the computer ... In my experience ALL RAW processors can hit a performance bump when working with external drives regardless of platform. The severity of that bump will depend upon the type of drive connection used and the size of the RAW files you use.

My current cameras record 12-16MP raw files ... working with Lightroom and Aperture, my FW800 external drives hold up pretty good as far as performance goes ... but I imagine if I were working with 24-36MP files ... not so much ... which is why I am regularly checking out what is going on in the realm of Thunderbolt options (which have data pathway options that are equal to the task) ... they are currently few and more expensive ... I'm hoping that by the time I am ready to make the move, there will be a wider selection, and more affordable options ... much in the way I made the transition from SCSI to FW shortly after Apple adopted FW ...

In the interim, there's not a lot you can do to speed up the data transfer beyond the hardware you have available.
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Phil Hawkins, Photographer
Fresno | ca | usa | Posted: 9:58 PM on 11.09.12
->> I should have been a little more succinct; BOTH C1 and DxO CRASHES when I use externals. Running slow is something I can live with, but out-and-out crashing is not something I would expect.
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