Under Community Review
over 1 year ago

64-bit version of Studio

Please create a 64-bit version of Studio. At present only a 32-bit version is available, and therefore it can theoretically only access 2-3GB of system memory, meaning that upgrading your machine with more memory then this does not have any beneficial impact on Studio performance.

When handling large files & projects, allowing Studio access to all of your system's memory would make a huge difference in time and performance, and for this the app needs to be 64-bit.

Are there any plans to release a 64-bit version in future?

  • Quoting Paul:

    "I think you'll see more benefit from using a fast SSD drive than an upgrade to 64-bit."

    I just ran an analysis on a "medium" sized file. The original Word file is about 1.2 MB and the SDL XLIFF file is about 23 MB. Word count is about 25,000 words.

    I am using an Intel Core i7-7700, 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and a Samsung SSD PM871a.

    Currently running on my computer:

    -Antidote Corrector

    -6 Firefox windows

    -the source file in Word (Office 365 ver.)

    -a glossary in Excel


    -ESET Internet Security

    -Foobar 2000


    In total, 11 applications and 46 background processes.

    During the analysis, the CPU usage doesn't exceed 7%, the memory usage doesn't exceed 29%… and the disk usage doesn't exceed 3% (and remains at 0% 95% of the time).

    Yet the analysis took several minutes to complete.

    Can someone please explain to me how a faster SSD could improve the performance, whereas every single resource is underused?

    I am running Studio 2017, but I have had the opportunity to use 2019 several times and it is exactly the same sluggishness, except for a few tasks (probalby random luck).

  • There's a real problem with the slowness of Trados in certain areas. Just to give you an example. I've just upgraded my computer to Intel I5-9600K, a real speed demon, installed a fresh copy of Win10 on Samsung's devillishly fast SSD M.2 EVO 970, installed 16 GBs of RAM and reinstalled Trados 2017.

    You can imagine how surprised I was, when I decided to import a smalll 500 TU TM into my 100k Big Mama. It imported the TUs in around 3 seconds, no problem, but then... got completely stuck for around 4 minutes on the "recomputing fuzzy index" thing.

    Seems like the hardware upgrade was money well spent...

  • So SDL 2019 SR1 is still a 32-bit version? That would possibly explain why it is so paiiiiiinfully slow under Win 10 and Parallels 14 VM? I never had issues under Win 7 and SDL 2014...but the upgrade to SDL 2019 has been disappointing.

    My TM is on stored on a NAS, which may also contribute to the speed issues.

  • I have a super computer with a very fast SSD. Trust me it doesnt help no matter how fast your SSD is!!! We require a 64 bit version of Studio. I am tired of slowless and lack if improvements in SDL 2019...