I also have an SSD in my computer.
I have discovered something though. Up to this point I was doing all my solves within the target settings dialogue, under “reference data.” With almost all of the images in that same data set solves would consistently take 65-70sec.
However, when I actually open the image in SGP, right click on it and plate solve that way, the solves only took 6-8sec!
This is fairly consistent. So what’s different between solving under target settings/reference data and opening the image and plate solving?
The issue that prompted this question is that when running a sequence I noticed that “center now” and meridian flips etc that use plate solving were taking very much longer than they used to, and a couple of times it even timed out after 480sec. So again I’m wondering if there is a different path or way that SGP handles solves from different starting points?