Hi Pablo --
What would you recommend as a maximum size for an Aperture 3 library? Is there a way to keep it running faster or safer?
Those are distinct questions.
You can put at least 500,000 Originals in a Library of at least 1 TB with no problems. I do it. I've heard of Libraries over 2 TB, but none I can remember over 3 TB. Iirc, Apple stated that Aperture can handle up to one million Images.
Keeping it running well requires some basic maintenance. As Terence indicated, we can't make any recommendations without knowing your hardware set-up and your current Library specs. At a minimum, any time you sense Aperture is under-performing and you haven't changed anything, repair your Library. Directions are on the Apple Aperture trouble-shooting page.
Hi Terrence and Kirby, Thanks for your quick response.
My MAC is a MacBookPro 15" (model 8,2) with a 2.4GHZ Core i7, 8GB RAM and a 750gb HD.
I have about 95 gb free in my HD.
It shown in the mac information that 133gb belongs to photos and the Aperture library weights 66,56 gb
So Kirby says it can take 1 or even 2TB, that's not the problem....
Do you think I need to adjust any preferences to make it run faster?
I will reed the info and directions about basic mantenience on the library and get back to you.
Have you ever used that macKeeper app that you get adds all over the internet? never even downloaded it, but you get adds all the time... is your mac running slow??...