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Old 11-22-2019, 07:23 AM
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Default M.2 NVMe

Looking for some input:

Has anyone here utilized M.2 NVMe SSD's with a PCIe adaptor?
I'm running the EW Compose Cloud on an older Mac and thinking about utilizing the PCIe slots. My hard drive bays are full.

My other question would be: can the EW software utilize the data speed of NVMe memory (is it over kill) or would a SATA SSD suffice?

Mac Pro 5,1
6 CORE WESTMERE/32GB RAM
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:25 PM
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I use a M2 Nvme PCIe 3.0X4 with a PCIe adaptor on my PC slave machine.
Just plug it in the PCIeX16 slot and get full performance.
Have a look at your CPU support PCIe channel number, check out how many PCIe channels are been used by current system. Make sure to have enough PCIe lanes for your New Nvme. Lack of PCIe lanes will cost half the speed of SSD.

If you'd like to use all mic positons within Diamond version, and you have a large full orchestra template, you'd better get a up to date Nvme for streaming. You'll get huge benefit from its 4K/4K 64 thread random read speed(which 2 times or up to 10 times higher than SATAs) in using EW's Diamond libraries. Simply with the fact that EW libraries contain large amont of small size samples for each note and articulation. When you setup over 60 instrument, they will make 60 read requests from your hard drive simultaneously. That's not a overkill.
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