As I look through the various posts, I thought that it might be really helpful to get a tip on Performance enhancements in Aperture; the kinds of things you can do to make Aperture work faster.
For example: I have 4 internal drives and 8 gigs of RAM on a MacPro (1,1) with an ATI 5770 card that's supposed to provide direct GPU draw to Aperture, yet I often find that things lag behind on a screen draw, or redraw when using a 3rd party plug, and it makes me wonder if Aperture and the 3rd party plug are even using the available horsepower to the max.
What are some of the tricks that one might use to make sure that we're all using our machines as effectively as possible? Are there tricks to making the aperture library roll faster? Are there tricks to making an import draw the images of the imported files from the importing card faster? Is there a way to take advantage of the multiple drives on a MacPro by distributing the load across drives? Are there perhaps better ways of configuring a set of drives in a MacPro to give better speed advantage to work Aperture wants to do?
I guess I can go on with questions like that, and perhaps they're non trivial and you can't really cover them in a tip (or series of tips) but I thought I'd ask and suggest :)