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kfalconer
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« on: February 06, 2013, 12:04:32 PM »
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Hi all -

It's time to get my thousands of photos from cds onto my Macbook Pro 15". The standard superdrive feels way too slow and I'm sure there has to be a faster way to get through this process.  Any ideas suggestions?
Thanks in advance -
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 01:20:22 PM »
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#1) I strongly advise you not to load all of those iamges on to the hard disk drive of your MBP unless you have a second HDD or better yet an SSD installed for just  your OS and applications. You will appreciably slow down your compute. See http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/internal_storage/SSD/Mercury_Electra_3G_Solid_State for details on installing an SSD.  If installing an SSd doesn't appeal to you, get an external HDD, possibly one that is portable to store the images on.

#2) It just takes time and patience.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 01:28:11 PM »
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Hi Ellis -

Thanks for your response. I am shifting them over to external hard drives.  So patience with the copying/importing is it, eh? Oy! 
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 09:56:59 AM »
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I do not know of any method of reading CDs except reading them with a CD reader... Most readers are about the same speed, I doubt you can find, buy and install a faster reader than what you have AND save any time, unless you have thousands of CDs to copy.
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