Slow import in stand alone LIGHTROOM 6.5

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I do not know exactly what happened, i upgraded to 6.5 few days ago, only to find that this version isE X T R E M L Y S L O W W W W in import, I mean it just takes forever, importing 100 NEF 6000×4000 photos is now running for more than 2 hours.
Does any of you folks feel the same?
I run this over 480 GB SSD, standalone fresh install from V6.11, the other parts feel a little more sluggish as opposed to 6.4 or 6.3 but this thing is a real deal breaker.
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That's crazy timing.  Tell us more.  Where are the photos coming from, going to, and what settings?
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Hi Victoria, sorry to have not responded earlier. 
The setup is as follows:
card sandisk extreme
card reader usb2
destination WD cloud drive, 3TB where i use dng format 
what I witnessed is that LR6.5 is sort of restricting itself to a mere 29% of CPU, and all of this makes the process extremely slow.
I see on my PC that files are first copied to C: drive as is to a tmemp folder, then copied to destination folder after dng format converting + process preset (autotone+lens profile applied).
Thanks for responding, 
Does anybody from adobe ever respond to those things, or it is just steam outlet to the public to work out amongst themselves?
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Can anyone give some input about the upgrade LR5 to LR6? Heard about some issues around the 6-version and was waiting for a descision whether LR7 was going to be realased as a stand-alone prgram or not. Now that is answered (SHAME!) and I hesitate installing LR6 as I've heard people had some trouble after the upgrade. Just want to know if it's safe.

1. Was some complains about the CPU usage in LR7. Is it generally slower in handling your archive than 6? Can live with it if it's not remarkable.

2. Someone in Sweden claimed that LR7 did not transfer the user list of key words correct. Perhaps it concerned the specific swedish chars, donät know really. But you have better thing to do than update all 10.000 pics with keywords when the job was already done.

Thankful for advices. If LR6 will be the last stand-alone, and is working well even in the aspects above, I will do the upgrade. If not I might leave the working LR5 (latest ver) alone.

When the next OS-shift that disqualify a lot of "old" programs occurs I will probably look for a substitution (if Adobe don't have changed their politics around this).