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Old 11-23-2017, 11:47 AM
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I use a intel 750 nvme, which is capable of 2000 MB/s read but the max is 180 MB/s when Play loads samples. Compared to sata ssd I have only seen slight difference.
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Good info. Thanks folks! That saved some cash. Can't wait for the day that samples can just stream straight from disk with no RAM pre loading.
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Has anyone tested and timed the difference between loading a ''powerful system'' 13 layer patch from HS from a Sata III SSD vs an M.2 NVMe 960 EVO?

I'm not sure if sample libraries benefit from sequential read increased speeds.

Intel's 3D XPoint is also very promising.

I'm very curious about what could be the real world loading times from people who have actually compared the two. I'm currently rethinking my whole setup and am wondering where to invest. Pretty soon a slave computer will be pointless if Optane drives get large enough to store our libraries.
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So if you are streaming off an NVMe drive, can you get away with 32GB of ram and not need 64 or 128?
I would LOVE to see something like this be true but the limitation right now seems to be the PLAY engine (or at least its configuration). At the lowest setting (loading the least possible data into RAM), I still need a 128 GB build to load everything.

Unless PLAY's configuration lets us set the preload buffer smaller than the smallest allowable setting right now, no amount of hardware improvements will reduce the RAM requirements.
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I still need a 128 GB build to load everything.
Why do you need to load everything?
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