Why does Ableton take so long to save my project?

Every time I hit save it takes almost 30 seconds for it to complete the process.

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mattverzola 4 years ago | 2 comments

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  • Roric
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    It could depend on a lot of things. More than likely it is the speed of the hard drive you are using. Here are a list of things that can be slowing you down:

    *Having all of your Live files on the same drive that your operating system is on.

    *Having all of your files on a USB external drive.

    *A slow hard drive (ie. 5400 rpm).

    *Not regularly defragging (windows) or Repairing Disk Permissions (mac).

    It could be a problem with Live as well. Make sure you have the latest version installed.

    3 years ago | 1 comment
  • scatizone1
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    I am using a solid state drive for my system, a 2 tb drive 7200rpm with roughly 500gb free, regular index repair with DiskWarrior, repairing permissions. I have been working with DAW's for close to 18 years. My Ableton browser is keeping track of close to 300 gb of samples, is that slowing things down? I also cleaned out all database files, which sped things up for a day and then back to the old nonsense. Also saving a new drum rack with 25 short samples took almost 3 minutes to do... Unacceptable.

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • re:dream
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    You think you have problems? It can take 5 to ten minutes for a set to save on my new Mac Mini. That's a set with, like, 5 simple tracks on it.

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • mattarls
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    You can try to reset Live. 

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • scatizone1
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    Here is a big answer for you.... I wiped my drive and did a clean install of Mavericks, Ableton, and my plugs. Ableton is LIGHTNING fast now. Major difference! 

    System:
    Mid 2012 MBP 15" Retina 8Gb RAM 500 SSD

    Like having a new computer...

    -Steve

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • miekwave
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    \files.db file is too big. It reads at 200kb/s when its over 100mb (min is 2.1GB!) Install ableton on your SSD drive for better performance.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • 4rensick
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    using it with windows 10 it don't say shit you just wait till its finished 

    its def the software from ableton it has nothing to do with your pc

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • Nachey
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    You can try to sell live

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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