Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2013 12:45 AM (in response to CranberryJen)
After some more seaching is this what I should do? https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5191089?tstart=60
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2013 3:06 AM (in response to CranberryJen)
I did what the link above said in the end - basically I relocated the originals to the external harddrive (they are already backed up on the cloud too.) Now I have plenty of room.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2013 5:07 AM (in response to CranberryJen)
I have done that long time ago as I shoot RAW for a while now. SSDs and RAW filies just don't like each other. Ore you are a millionaire ....
Anyway, here is my expereience.
I started with a 2.5" USB2 drive. Far to slow. Keep in mind, when you edit the files you need to load them.
I bought a LACIE Firewire-800 which worked much better.
Then I needed more space, my new Macbook no longer supports Firewire so I swithced to USB-3 dives in RAID-0. That was a bad move. I nearly never managed to get USB-3 speed, no clue if it was the cables or der cases or whatever.
Now that I have 24M Pixel Raws I have migrated all files to an LACIE Thunderbolt drive and ar so happy. There ar more options than the LACIE I choose, but I am so happy with it. Only disatvantage: I have over 3TB now and now need disks with external power supply. Pretty bad thing for a Laptop. Constantly thinking of migrating to Lighroom as they support proxy files in their library so that you can edit on them and have the real RAWs on the external drive at home.
With RAW files on external drive speed is really an issue and USB-3 is not really reliable. So it is worth considering the extra bucks for Thunderbolt drives.
One more thing: When moving the RAWs from one drive to another, Aperture will not find them, but it is pretty simple to tell Aperture in one step ( ! ) where to find the directories and subdirectories on the new drive. This works way better than with Lightroom.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2013 7:15 PM (in response to Elfpunkt)
Good to know, cheers.
I have a USB 3 drive but my computer only supports USB 2. As I've moved my older images which I am no longer editing I should not have to worry about the speed too much. Also, all the older images at the moment are jpeg not RAW so I'm sweeping that issue under the carpet for a while too!
I've gone from 2 to 23 GB space by moving some of the older files, changing my Mail settings and making use of other free cloud storages like Skydrive and Google Drive (I was already using Dropbox, iCloud and Picasa) Oh, and I ran monolingual which saved another 1GB.
At least I have room to import what is on my camera now!