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 2 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.

    1 year 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.

    1 year 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.

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • mattarls
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    You can try to reset Live. 

    11 months 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

    8 months 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.

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

    9 months ago | 0 comments

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