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Dan Montgomery
Re: Shotput Pro getting slower and slower every day! Suggestions?
on Jul 21, 2014 at 8:56:34 pm
Last Edited By Dan Montgomery on Jul 21, 2014 at 9:46:12 pm

Steve,

That's very curious. First, typically caching should NOT be disabled--especially on Mavericks. The suggestion to do so often helps older, slower systems. It MAY help on 10.9 if your system is underpowered on RAM. Since you say it did not help, best to turn Caching back on. While you're in advanced preferences, make sure you're Ignoring hidden files/folders. Copying those could easily explain things getting slower and slower.

If purging log history doesn't help, that means your backend database file getting too large isn't the problem either. You may want to try restarting the computer as other apps may be draining your RAM. Also, I assume you're not running anything else while copying...

I'm wondering if your CF card reader may be the culprit. These tend to overheat with continued use, so it's a good idea to have at least two and rotate between them to allow for internal cooling. If you have a multi-card reader check that the driver is up to date. In general, reading one card at a time is much faster than trying to read and copy from multiple ones.

Also make sure your output destinations aren't fragmented and you're not making two copies to the same drive or to the computer's internal hard disk (usually much slower than an external drive). And reformat the CF cards fresh in the camera once in awhile too.

Last of course is the potential for faulty hardware--the drive or connectors to them, however any of these should cause copy errors and halt the offload.

Offload with Confidence...


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