I post too Much on Here!!
- Mar 25, 2011
The sum of the two processes is about the same. I know my PC is running too slow and needs to have the OS renstalled. Its not only Lightroom, but all of my programs that are getting slower. I started the process with a new PC and a faster NvMe based SSD but its so onerous that I stopped working on it 3 months back. Now, I have months worth of updates to do just to get back to where I was. I do have Lightroom on it and it is plenty fast, but its a separate catalog.I stopped giving Lightroom the task to transfer the files many years ago. This speeded up the workflow significantly.
It is absolutely no deal to drag and drop all your files from the card into a folder named with the date of the shooting by using MAC Finder/ Windows Explorer which gives you max transfer rates.
This done, you just import the files into Lightroom without data transfer.
-> More speed, no failures/ crashes since a decade, even with 20,000+ files within one import.