I have a question, if you know it. I have a folder that has a crap ton of images and it and it takes a while for it to load, it's on a solid state but the South states the fair number years old at this point. You tell me what part would make that process faster?
If you have a folder with a large amount of photos, then the issue is not really the SSD, instead it is the thumbnail generation and various other processing that the file explorer is doing in order to load the folder. For example, when generating thumbnails, the system has to open each individual file, and then generate a scaled down image that will work as a thumbnail, as well as reading the metadata (date taken, ISO and all other camera data that is saved with the file, windows reads it all when when loading the folder) . Furthermore, in windows, that process is single threaded, even though it would be 100% perfect for multi-threading since each core could work on its own image.
When I load a large folder of images, the load speed will typically stay under 50MB/s and large burst to those speeds, while a single core remains at full load, and the bottleneck is the CPU as it is only using 1 core to do it all.
If you need to manage a large library, programs such as adobe bridge, and lightroom will work better, as they use 2-3 threads to complete this process, while it would be better if they supported unlimited threads, 3 is better than 1.
PS, also shoot raw, and export jpegs when you need to, windows does not go crazy over trying to access raw files directly, and thus folders like that will load almost instantly, even with tens of thousands of files in them.[/quotemsg]
i have 2 image folders on the ssd, one open instantly, though no thumbnails are made instantly is has 1900 images
the other takes 9-20 seconds and has 248 images,
all images are jpg/gif/png
i have a bunch of hdd folders that have 10k+ but the biggest is 66000 images and it opens in about 30, though this is detail instead of thumbnail.
its just weird to me that a small folder takes so damn long to load,