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Tony Gedwillo | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jul 9 2021 8:29 AM

I have been using Logos 8 / 9 on my Windows 10 PC for a couple years now, and it has always been slow. E.g. if I right-clicked a word, so that I could look up its definition in a dictionary, it would take at least 10 seconds for the relevant resources to populate. This sort of poor performance extended to nearly every aspect of Logos, making it very bothersome (another example - when I first started Logos, it would take 1 or 2 minutes for all the random tiles on the homepage to load). I tolerated this, because Logos is still very useful.

JUST YESTERDAY I finally decided to try moving Logos from my HDD to my SSD. I don't know why I put this off for so long. First of all, I guess, I had a bunch of video games on my SSD that I was only recently willing to uninstall, and now there is space Embarrassed Second of all, I didn't expect it to help that much and it was going to take some time and effort to make the change. After moving my Logos install to my SSD... it's like night and day! Logos is speedy and performance is excellent! It functions as you would expect a modern piece of software to function. I'm glad I learned to appreciate Logos while it was slow - now I love it even more!

Lesson learned: Logos apparently is HEAVILY dependent on disk i/o for its performance. This makes sense, I guess, in retrospect. It's not like a videogame where you load a ton of predetermined stuff into RAM. It's all just sitting there on the disk until called. This must take a ton of disk i/o, despite the index which helps some.

P.S. I used method #2 from this article to move my Logos install from my HDD to my SSD. It worked flawlessly:

https://wiki.logos.com/Quick_Installation_onto_multiple_computers

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 9 2021 5:58 PM

Tony Gedwillo:
... moving Logos from my HDD to my SSD ...

Yes, that will do it Tony.

Makes sense when you consider what Logos is doing that the disk I/O would be the bottleneck.

I made the same move a couple of laptops ago, and shared your joy.

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