mistyprochaska Posted March 28, 2016 Share Posted March 28, 2016 Brian, I asked last week if your thought my iMac needed to be replaced, and I needed a new EHD because my 3TB EHD is full of photos. So since then, I took my iMac in, everyone involved agreed it will be a great computer for many years to come for my kids, but due to the type of usage it sees with my daily and constant photography, a new machine would be better. I ordered the 27 in iMac, the fastest processor, included 16 GB of RAM, ordered an additional 16 GB of RAM from Crucial, and ordered the WD RAID drive you suggested, 12TB, which I will set up as RAID 1 (mirroring the drives). I have an additional EHD for Time Machine, and everything is backed up through CrashPlan. This is my new question. And it is going to be about Lightroom, and I am not sure if you are also anti-LR, but bear with me. In the past I have always switched out my EHDs before they were full, because I know they typically fail and I try to avoid that by just semi-regularly replacing them. Last time, I think my main EHD started making strange loud noises. So the problem I had was moving my photos to a new EHD. I wish I would have written down what happened, but it was really, really bad. I was on the phone with Adobe CS in India, and I cried for most of a day trying to figure it out. It has been three years though, and I can no longer remember what I did or what the problem was. Per advice from Victoria Bampton, I understand that it is not advised to move a very large volume of photos from one EHD to another THROUGH LR. I think it is advised that you copy the photos from one EHD to another, then have LR reconnect with them. I an very, very anxious about having to move these photos. My EHD is coming today, and the computer will be here Thursday, and I am not even excited at all because I don't want to move the photos to the new EHD and set LR up again. Do you have a recommended process? Like an extremely detailed recommended process? Where should my catalog be while I am moving the photos? I don't store my LR catalog with my photos, it is on my iMac HD now. Do you think it would be ok to move the photos (140,000 of them) through LR? I have them divided into folders by year, and then within those folders by month. Thanks for any help you can provide... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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