Im using AE version 188.8.131.52
Still have this problem both of my program and scratch drive are very fast SSD... Just cleaned the cache & database folder... Nothing new. Saving time about 60 seconds both manual and auto save. VERY annoying.. Any clue???
I have same problem and tested in many rigs and with different projects:
when you move to AECC saving time gets much longer.
The things the tests have in common are:
i) OS (windows 7)
ii) big ram (32+ gb)
iii) nvidia cards
and of course After Effects CC.