Slow SSD read speeds in AE 2021

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Mar 11, 2022 Mar 11, 2022

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I'm getting more and more frustrated with the mind-bogingly slow working speed of After Effects. After recently getting a new mobile workstation with an i9-11890HK, RTX 3080, 64GB of RAM and two super fast 2TB Samsung 980 Pro, I expected render times to be significantly reduced. And while that was the case for virtually any program on my PC, After Effects didn't benefit from the upgrade at all. Even with zero effects added, previewing a 4K TIFF 16 sequence of frames is still going to take forever, with AE reading it off my NVME drive with an average of 400 - 500 MB/s. Loading the same footage into DaVinci Resolve in the meantime makes it possible to view the footage in realtime, with read speeds from 3.000 - 5.000 MB/s being shown in the task manager.

 

Why's After Effects so painfully slow in that regard? Even my CPU only hovers around 10% when reading the footage as if it being told by Adobe to take it easy. So far I've tried multiple performance settings, switching through various media engines, and even turning of anti-virus, nothing helps. The program just chugs so slowly that I can't even tell a difference in speed when bringing in a much slower mechanical hard drive.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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I guess what you can do is limited. I would recommend something you can do is

 

* Reset the preference setting of After Effects.

* Downgrade the version of After Effects to compare.

* Update your graphic card driver.

 

 

 

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