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Response time when working on catalog/images on an external drive

kenwood

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Is there a way to cache 1:1 image previews and camera raw on a per catalog basis? For example, I have a catalog of over 10,000 images on an external drive. I want to keep the cache on that drive to improve performance. Is this possible? If not, are there any tricks to improve response time when working a catalog and images stored on an external drive? Right now, it takes 5-10 s to move from one image to the next, when 1:1 image previews are not there. I can't afford to keep the preview on my local laptop with limited drive size.
 
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The 1:1 previews are always kept next to the catalog, so that is on a per-catalog basis.

Camera raw cache is shared between all catalogs.

Is it taking that long in Library or Develop? Knowing that would help to make the right recommendations.
 
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