We have been using SDL Trados Studio Professional Edition only for about 7 months now.
We have a couple of desktops and laptops but our main machine is a desktop computer.
It is a DELL XPS-8900 running 64-bit Win 10 Pro.
The main specs are:
Intel i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00Ghz;
32 Gb RAM;
500Gb SSD drive (only programs installed; program data on separate drives)
Our firm has been in the translation business for over 20 years.
Given that we've been using Studio for less than a year, we have a very large numbers of
archived translations to align to build our TMs and TBs.We've been aligning for months and there
is still a mountain of files to process.
Needless to say our TMs and TBs are getting bigger and bigger by the week.
When using Studio, in the "Editor" view, I've started to notice something when we click in a segment
to translate: for example, it now takes a couple of seconds for the results to appear in the "Term recognition"
and "Translation results" panes.
Is this lag somewhat "normal" when a couple of TMs and TBs (100 000 units/entries each) are included in a given project?
I'm curious to know what kind of specs are needed to run Studio without any lag or is this unrealistic when the TMs and TBs
get beyond a certain size. What is your experience in the matter?
Looking forward to reading about your experience/advice,
Your PC is the same as mine, which I replaced this year. So the PC you're using is more or less 3 years old.
You write, only programs are on the SSD, data is on other drives. As soon you put a TM and TB on a typical HDD, the performance drops highly. So the best solution would be to store TMs and TBs on an extra partition on your SSD, to make sure the computer is still powerful enough (which I stronly suppose).
I work that way, that ALL my TMs and TBs are stored locally on the SSD in my current Dell (similar specs to yours, only I7 8700k), while all projects and thus also project TMs (these are very small) are stored on a NAS. This way I can very well work with TMs of a size over 1 million entries.
I appreciate your reply a lot. Indeed my TMs and TBs are on a traditional hard drive.
It had not occurred to me. So I will make to have another SSD drive installled for them.
Thanks a lot,
This is what I've done. And my SSD is already quite "old", as I have had it installed in the Dell XPS 8900 for the whole usage period of that computer, then disassembled it from there and mounted in the new Dell. This is because my hadrware is on leasing, so I've returned the XPS 8900 and replaced it by a newer one, this time by a Dell Precision. I will keep this one for the next 3 years and see, what happens. But due to the possibility to lease I can afford better PCs, as if I would buy them.