very slow from MINI to photos on external


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Very recently I was forced to buy a new desktop. I settled on a Mac Mini. I have two externals, one for backups and one for pics/videos/movies, etc. The first one had Bluetooth issues, so I now have a replacement. I've put everything I needed into the external storage units.
My problem comes when I want to open Photos. It seems to take forever to open, and it's very slow at editing, and every other action I ask of it.

Any suggestions on how to speed this up?

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Cory Cooper

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Hello,

-What brand/model/capacity is the external drive with the Photos Library on it?
-What connection is the external drive using - USB 2.0/USB 3.x/Thunderbolt/etc.?
-How many photos/how large is the Photos Library?
-Has the Mac mini finished the initial Spotlight index of the external drive?

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I'll do my best to answer.
-My Book Desktop Storage 6 TB
-USB 3 cable
-381.39 GB of photos, etc
-83,325 photos, 3,280 videos
-I'm not sure about the Spotlight indexing. I'm not familiar with it. However, the external and the Mini have been connected for about three weeks now.

Thanks for taking an interest.
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