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Old 01-25-2019, 08:40 PM
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Hello! I just updated my system storage from a 1TB fusion drive to a 2TB SSD. Running that hardware now, can anybody help me with where to store my sample library to get the best performance? I presently have them on an external drive daisy-chained through some other drives into a thunderbolt port, but would it be more efficient to move them to my system drive? Some guidance on this would be incredible. Thank you!!

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You can easily move a library from one location to another by copying /
pasting them like any regular folder. If you are unsure, if all the files were
successfully moved, please compare to the following spreadsheet – the sizes
of the individual libraries are approximations; different file systems (FAT32,
exFAT, NTFS or Mac OS (Journaled) will result in different utilization of the
available hardware and therefore GB used.

http://www.soundsonline-forums.com/s...Comparison.pdf

After the transfer is complete, you'll only need to locate the library path directory:

The easiest way to do so is through the EW Installation Center, which you
had downloaded and installed above.
- Open the Installation Center and login with your soundsonline.com
account credentials.
- Hover over the library you want to add, and a gear should show up on
the right-hand side.
- Click on the gear-icon and then choose “Locate Directory” or “Locate
Directory and Reinstall”. The latter will result in a small download of a few
MB, which will install the latest instrument files.
- Find / select the “Instruments” folder inside the Main Library Folder,
then click “open”.
That library should then move itself into either your “Updates” section, which
you should then run, or into ’Installed Libraries’ which means it should be
ready to use in Play.

OR set them via the Play engine itself:
- Open PLAY in standalone mode (not in your DAW) from your
Applications folder.
- Find the Favorites window in the lower left hand corner of PLAY. If you
don't see the Favorites window, click Browser at the top of the interface.
- If you see the library title listed in the window already, control+click on
it and choose "Set Product Library Directory". If you don't see it listed, right
click anywhere in the window and choose "Add Product Library" and choose
the product you’re trying to add from the menu that pops up.
- Navigate to where you have your libraries stored on your hard drive.
Inside of each library’s folder, you should see two subfolders: an Instruments
folder, and a Samples folder. Highlight and choose the Instruments folder.

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in an error after the installation, when the library is in use. Please remove
these umlauts and diacritics from your file path!
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You can easily move a library from one location to another by copying / pasting them like any regular folder. <snip>
I appreciate the response, but this doesn't really answer the question. I'm wondering where I can put the samples for best performance, on the system SSD or on an external USB 3.0 HD.
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Ah, my apologies. OS drives always have the drawback that they
have background programs running simultaneously which read and
write data to the drive in real-time.

Depending on the specific OS drive (if it's e.g. a NVMe with 2.8GB/s
through-put), then it's usually faster than a hard disk drive. Is the
HDD 5400 or 7200rpm?
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Ah, my apologies. OS drives always have the drawback that they
have background programs running simultaneously which read and
write data to the drive in real-time.

Depending on the specific OS drive (if it's e.g. a NVMe with 2.8GB/s
through-put), then it's usually faster than a hard disk drive. Is the
HDD 5400 or 7200rpm?
7200 rpm external hard drive connected through thunderbolt port
vs
Crucial MX500 2TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD
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Then the data usage will probably be better on the SSD. Make sure
that you don't have too many background programs running at the
same time and you should be good.
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Then the data usage will probably be better on the SSD. Make sure
that you don't have too many background programs running at the
same time and you should be good.
Kinda what I suspected. Thanks!
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Sure thing. Enjoy the rest of your week.
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