AI6 is very slow on some saves. Nothing fancy with this file. No gradients, no clipping masks, no placed images, simply color line art. I run a Mac Pro with 16Gb ram and Tb raid drives . I've had this problem with a few other files and I think in CS5.
AICS6 should not be any slower then CS5, only faster with 64-bit support.
Do an info on your file to check the size. Then do a save as, and turn off pdf compatible(you only need that on if you are going to place the file into another application like InDesign), that should make the file smaller. I would then recommend running applications >> utilites >> disk utility to fix permissions.
There are other problems that can make files slow(search deleted global colors), so let us know your file size, and if copying/pasting is slow.
Thanks for getting back. There are 3 comp files to this job. The largest being a mere 1.1mb. I've run permissions 2 weeks ago and even ran Diskwarrrior last week. I've had some same issues with Photoshop also. Could it possibly be the 3 LaCie external drives I have running?
There are many reasons you may be experiencing slow saves, you willl need to give us some feedback in order for someone to have a chance at helping you
When replying back confirm if you were able to succesfully try these, and if any of them had an affect on your save time.