SDL Trados Studio can be quite slow to execute some tasks that shouldn’t be all that complex.
Take packages (.sdlppx files) for example. They’re essentially a bunch of project files bundled together – nothing too different from what you’d get in a .zip or .rar archive. Yet, if you have a rather large package, for example with a massive TM or a very high number of files to translate, Trados will take a huge amount of time or just freeze while trying to open the whole thing. I have no idea what takes it so long, I assume it’s just one of the many under-optimized features of the software.
There’s no easy fix to that issue to my knowledge. In such situations, I usually get back to my client and just ask them to send me the project files in a compressed archive rather than a Trados package. Archives extract themselves infinitely quicker and .sdlproj files also open up very quickly.
If you know a better way to speed up the whole process, I’d be delighted to know about it!