iPhoto is slow from external HD

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MacBook3,1; Intel Core 2 Duo; 2.2 GHz speed; 1 GB Memory
I moved my entire iPhoto Library to a 2TB external HD about six months ago because my MacBook HD was filling up (7,000 photos now). For the last month now, whenever I connect the EHD to run iPhoto it is unbelievably slow. If I simply highlight an area or photo on the program, the spinning rainbow wheel appears (like the system is "thinking") for about 1-2 minutes before the task is completed. As you can imagine, it makes using the program nearly impossible. Any suggestions for improving this? Oh, and there is still 1.77 TB space available on the EHD.

This wasn't a gradual change. It came on suddenly.
 
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09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
How is it connected FW800 is slightly more then twice as fast as USB?
You did not mention your computer specs or what OS you are using along with what version of iPhoto ?
 
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It's a USB port
Mac OS X 10.5.8
iPhoto '08 version 7.1.5
 

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