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Issue when connecting external HDD


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Hello I have a problem when connecting my external hard drive on my Mac Book Pro, if connected and all the partitions have loaded on the mac, and then i load photoshop or another program it takes ages for it to load, is there any reason as to this I have updated to the latest of Snow Leopard, i found out it was the hard drive because when i disconnect it my program loads fine but this is getting a bit frustrating as everything hangs when i plug it in, is this an issue with snow leopard or something else?

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It sounds like an issue with photoshop. Check the preferences. Is it trying to use an external as a scratch disc? Or is bridge trying to index the external?

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Hi mrplow,
Thanks for your reply but I am also getting the issue with other programs such as Dreamweaver etc and not just the adobe applications.
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Check spotlight preferences and make sure that's not indexing the drive

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