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kfalconer

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Fastest way to copy/import photos from cds
« on: February 06, 2013, 01:04:32 PM »

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 -
MacBook Pro 15"
OS X10.6.8

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Ellis Vener

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Re: Fastest way to copy/import photos from cds
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 02:20:22 PM »

#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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Re: Fastest way to copy/import photos from cds
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 02:28:11 PM »

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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Re: Fastest way to copy/import photos from cds
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 10:56:59 AM »

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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