- Edit My Images
It needs to load the RAW into memory first. I find files on external HDDs take several seconds to load up compared to the internal SSD and HDD storage drive, and *occasionally* they are slower to work with when zooming in.Not that I’m aware of. A friend of mine(who an programmer and semi pro photographer) tested it and found there was no difference having it that way. Lightroom does work on the RAW but a copy of it doesnt it?
I have a 1TB SSD as the main drive with pictures from the last 2 years, 2TB internal HDD as main storage for older images from the previous 4 years, a couple of 4TB external HDDs for backup/older images.