Unless the drive is malfunctioning, it should have a trivially small impact on import time.
So, how do you know the drive is functioning properly?
What does "WAY TO LONG" mean in actual minutes? How large in megapixels (not megabytes, which is meaningless here) are these RAW photos?
Your symptoms sound like a bad card reader or bad USB port, how do you know the card reader is functioning properly?
Thank you dj_page. I know there is a big difference because in just a couple days after installation of the 6tb, and using the same 3.0 USB and card reader as before, things went downhill. I realize that RAW files are large, but I have uploaded 3 or 4 thousand of them in the last few months and only had this problem since the 6tb drive.
"WAY TO LONG to import 85 NEF" files took about 45 minutes. Before this I could import 350 or more in a 1/4 of the time.
So have you checked the card reader to verify it is working properly?
Have you checked the USB port to verify it is working properly?
Have you checked the 6TB drive to verify it is working properly?
I will try to do that.
But, the question I have, is LR capable of handling 6tb drive?
Lightroom doesn't care, as long as the operating system can handle it.
I am experiencing unusual performance issues:
- taking WAY TO LONG to import 85 NEF files through a usb 3.0 reader
- seems to get 'stuck' and pauses for long periods of time (up to 5 minutes) then keeps going
- I never had these problems on 4tb drive
- other subtle problems since I installed the drive
Sounds like your new drive has some issues. Download and run the free PassMark utility: