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Old 02-03-2018, 01:58 PM
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Question Which samples need SSD?

Because I don't have much money to fit everything on a single SSD, I need to split samples between SSD and HDD. Which of the EW samples should I prioritise to put on the SSD and which ones functioned perfectly fine on an HDD?

I know that Hollywood Strings would be an absolute requirement to put on the SSD, which other ones would be?
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Old 02-04-2018, 03:49 PM
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Two questions:

- Which libraries do you have? Gold / Diamond?
- How many drives and sizes? Did you already purchase the SSD?
Sometimes two smaller drives are better than one large one ...

IŽll be able to give you a valid recommendation once I got that.
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Two questions:

- Which libraries do you have? Gold / Diamond?
- How many drives and sizes?

IŽll be able to give you a valid recommendation once I got that.
Currently using the annual subscription with 2 mic positions. I only have 512GB of SSD space and 2TB of HDD.
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Any orchestration / musical preferences for composing?

IŽd definitely suggest the Hollywood Strings and the Pianos - pianist here,
so take that with two grains of salt . However, the Pianos are great in the
sense that you can choose which of the four you want to install.
Additionally one of the two choirs.

YouŽre barely hitting 100GB with that, so youŽll have a lot of free space to choose
a lot of other libraries. I quite love Silk / Ra / Stormdrum 2 ...

All in all, for those instrument categories which have multiple libraries, youŽll
want to check out which ones are suitable for your intents and purposes.

And after youŽve chosen what you want / need, then dump the rest on the HDD.
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Any orchestration / musical preferences for composing?

IŽd definitely suggest the Hollywood Strings and the Pianos - pianist here,
so take that with two grains of salt . However, the Pianos are great in the
sense that you can choose which of the four you want to install.
Additionally one of the two choirs.

YouŽre barely hitting 100GB with that, so youŽll have a lot of free space to choose
a lot of other libraries. I quite love Silk / Ra / Stormdrum 2 ...

All in all, for those instrument categories which have multiple libraries, youŽll
want to check out which ones are suitable for your intents and purposes.

And after youŽve chosen what you want / need, then dump the rest on the HDD.
My problem is that I write in a huge variety of styles for the variety of projects that simultaneously I work on, so I actively need access to the full HW orchestra, HW solo instruments, HW choir, Voices of Passion, MoD 1+2, Stormdrum 2/3, Ra, Silk, Ghostwriter, while occaisonally dabbling in the others. This is unfortunately too much to fit on a 500GB SSD.

I currently have all of the Hollywood stuff and one of the pianos on SSD (Bosendorfer), with everything else on the HDD, but I'm wondering if there's a more efficient way to do this, as I do spend a lot of time sitting around waiting for samples to load.
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Ouch, thatŽs really hard then. YouŽll have to decide what exactly you want / need ...
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