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  • Final Cut takes hours to delete an event.

  • Jeremy Garchow

    December 7, 2022 at 2:34 am

    This is why I asked if the media is external or managed.

    If it’s managed, I’d try using fcpx to move to an external location. Does that go fast or slow?

    If it goes fast, you can delete the media from the external location using Finder to help separate the issue from FCPX. When using Finder does deleting the media go fast or slow?

    If the first process of moving to an external location is very slow, I’d start looking at the format of your hard drive. Is it os extended? FAT32? Encrypted?

    A simple drive speed test like the likes of Aja system test or blackmagic desk speed test may also help to see overall drive speed.

  • Dave Smith

    December 8, 2022 at 2:22 am

    Well i really don’t know what’s up. I left it over night processing a delete, and when i came back to continue this morning they started going faster, a lot faster. i got excited and then after maybe 6-7 events deleted they started chugging again. I’m not sure if this matters but i had a second library from the same drive open at the same time (although i did try this process with only one library open and it was the same). One event i came across I moved to that second library via right click and it went super slow too. So maybe not just a delete issue. After several hours I ended up finishing the task of culling the events from that library and eventually deleted it entirely once the events were moved out to other libraries or deleted themselves.

    Out of curiosity i ran disk first aid, all green lights. I ran AJA disk speed… the USB disk reported 250mb/s …. my mbp ssd reported 2600mb/s. Does the fact that its exfat formatted make a difference?

    ps. the second library a have on that USB disk is 3.5TB with 3000 clips…. and it responds quite quick. Possibly the first fcp library with the slow deletes was buggered under the hood.

  • Jeremy Garchow

    December 9, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    I would suspect exfat as the issue, and probably why you are seeing inconsistencies.

  • Ben Balser

    December 12, 2022 at 1:33 am

    FCPX is not ExFat friendly, it causes all sorts of problems. THAT is your problem, right there.

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