Need Advice on Libraries Storage for best performance

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Need Advice on Libraries Storage for best performance

Post by onebluesphere » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:56 pm

Hi
I own an Imac with a 640GB Intenal hard drive, and just bought EWQL Ministry of Rock and Spectrasonics Omnisphere.
Would you recommend Both AUs libraries to be installed in my internal Imacs hard Drive or should I get an external.
It is not a matter of storage size but performance with Live, Plugins, CPU etc..
And also, I use my Firewire port with MAudio Firewire Solo, so External HD would be USB.
Thanks for your helpfull advice.
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Re: Need Advice on Libraries Storage for best performance

Post by onebluesphere » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:09 pm

Anybody? :?
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Re: Need Advice on Libraries Storage for best performance

Post by onebluesphere » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:32 am

Thanks 8O
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Re: Need Advice on Libraries Storage for best performance

Post by Jekblad » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:39 am

don't really know. have you tried either?
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Re: Need Advice on Libraries Storage for best performance

Post by onebluesphere » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:50 am

I haven't tried because I don't have an external HD.
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Re: Need Advice on Libraries Storage for best performance

Post by adventurepants_ » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:37 am

disk access times and streaming performance are about twice as good from the internal drive as they are from an external USB2 drive.

In practice its not normally an issue unless your using massive sample libraries (with very large individual files which i believe Omnisphere has) and are sailing close to the limit of your machines abilities. Youre not really going to know if it works for your particular needs unless you try it on your setup.
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Re: Need Advice on Libraries Storage for best performance

Post by Kilroy » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:21 am

I use Ministry of Rock from an external 500gb USB drive and it works fine. Put the Play app on your internal drive and the libraries on your external.

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Re: Need Advice on Libraries Storage for best performance

Post by onebluesphere » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:57 pm

Thanks mates!
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Re: Need Advice on Libraries Storage for best performance

Post by domwave » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:18 pm

you need a second hd for backup.
otherwise if your sytem hard drive fail you will lost all of your work and then you're fucked!
now that's a answer guys.
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