Slowwwww Aperture!

Why is Aperture 3.4 so slow on a decked out Mac Pro?

So, on a Mac Pro with 12 Cores, 20 GB of RAM, RAID 0 Array capable of more than 500 MB/s, Aperture 3.4 uses one core to update a 40,000+ photos library and redo the thumbnails for all the photos.

Even worse, it seems to be even slower than anything I’ve ever seen. It’s counting down the photos at the rate of one picture every 4 seconds!

The job is expected to take nearly 44 hours to finish and it’s holding up all the face detection jobs.

Doesn’t anybody at Apple test their software on high end gear? What’s the point of paying thousands of dollars to get the high end hardware for what’s supposedly high end software?