Summary – As photographers, we rely heavily on our computers. Here’s a tip to speed up your system ten-fold. My four-year old laptop is now faster than the day I got it. 😉
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Where Old Signs Go to Die
A possible case where analog film effects work
Converted to B&W in Silver Efex Pro
Created the plate camera look with Analog Efex Pro
There’s the old adage –
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link
To that I’d add –
Your computer is only as fast as its slowest component
In most computers that component is
The primary hard disk drive
If you use Windows, check your Windows Experience Index
Adding a solid state drive (SSD) improved my
Disk data transfer rate from 5.2 to 7.8 (scale of 1 to 7.9)
On a more practical note, tasks that took minutes, e.g.
Booting, load a large data base, file transfers, etc.
Are now easily 10X or more faster
Start-up is now ~20 seconds, not 3+ minutes 🙂
Of particular note is caching of images for post-processing
A large SSD cache is almost as good
As having the image in RAM memory
My SSD is 1 TB; dwarfs the PC’s 8GB of RAM
Try it – You’ll like it
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