I have a lot of eighteenth-century primary source texts in PDF. These are facsimiles from eighteenth-century works taken from standard subscription databases such as Early English Books Online.
The files are quite big in terms of number of pages – sometimes up to 400 pages, though typically in the 30 - 70 page range.
They are also larger in file size as they are facsimiles rather than modern, text-based PDF articles.
I’m never sure where to store them. Whether in my reference manager or simply in my file system in my computer. Or even to do a combination, such that the citation is in Paperpile and the file in the file system.
However, my principle question is this: if I was storing several hundred of these files in PaperPile would I experience any Paperpile / database slow down, given the size of the files, such as when scrolling through my database etc. Would anymore processing power be needed from my computer to use Paperpile?