Dual SSD question

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2017/09/13 17:05:19 (permalink)

Dual SSD question

I am running Splat on a Lenovo Yoga 900 laptop (I7 processor, 16GB RAM, 512 SSD) and it's been smooth. I'm doing everything with soft-synths so am only "recording" when I freeze the tracks as I go. I'll get 5-6 tracks of soft synths composed then I'll go back and freeze one or two to free up CPU before I add more synth tracks. I repeat this until the song is composed and arranged. The most complicated projects have 40 tracks of audio and about 40-50 plugins running. When the composition is done all tracks are frozen so I have the CPU to handle mixing with plugins. My question is how might adding an external SSD or 7200 HDD make a difference in how efficient my setup is? Or is it needed? I've searched the forum but what I found was from 2014- I'm wondering if the technology has made dual drives as necessary if that makes sense.

I do own a Samsung external SSD (256GB) that I'm using to back up my projects to but I'm wondering if I should be using it for the audio files of my project as well. I also have another external 7200 rpm 1TB HDD that I use to backup my system weekly that could be utilized.

Sorry if I missed where this was covered recently in the forums!! Also, thanks in advance for your advice! This group is great!

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    slartabartfast
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    Re: Dual SSD question 2017/09/13 17:36:29 (permalink)
    What problems are you having that require you to freeze tracks? If you are freezing tracks because your CPU is not keeping up with the demand, then adding more storage would not likely help very much. You have enough RAM so that most of your work is probably being done in that space.
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    Re: Dual SSD question 2017/09/13 17:52:23 (permalink)
    Thanks for the reply. I'm not necessarily having problems. I freeze tracks out of habit- some of my synths are CPU intensive so it's part of my workflow after I had a few CPU spikes. I'm looking for advice on the benefits (if any in my situation) of saving the audio of my projects to a seperate drive instead of utilizing my C: drive for everything. I seem to have heard that it's better to do this but maybe it's not the case with my workflow. I'm not recording more than 1 stereo track a time.

    It may be that if it's working don't try and fix it....
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    Re: Dual SSD question 2017/09/13 19:29:16 (permalink)
    No practical benefit.
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