Thanks for the reply.
I must have read into this all wrong. When I am in the Develop module, I don't have performance issues
My concern is now shooting a D800E, I am looking for suggestions to get my photos imported into LR4.1
I actually just use the add function, I first copy all my NEFS into a directory I created on my 4TB drive,
I have a separate SSD one for OS, and one for LR4 cache and previews.
The process of adding my NEFS to LR4 seems to take a very long time, creating 1:! previews, etc.
I have read almost every post about LR4 performance "tweaks' and none of them seem to help the initial add images + 1:! previews.
I have a very fast machine, Intel I7 3770 quad core processor, 32gb ram, and of course multiple SSD drives, etc.
I was on a Mac Pro for 3 years, but with Apple now with no idea if they ever will introduce a "modern day" Mac Pro' not a machine that is now 2 years behind in current technology.
For a modern day app like LR4.1 and being a 64 bit app on both the mac and pc, it still only utilizes up to 4gb of ram at any time and it seems to me the only thing that makes it go faster or in other words more productive, is raw CPU speed, not how many cores or how much ram or how fast your HD's are.