Just purchased GS3. My current computer has HPs version of XP, only 1 IDE drive, 1 gig ram, 2.6 Mhtz. So I know I'm not meeting the basic requirments for GS3. My question is, has anyone put GS3 and some content on the same IDE drive and have it work? I just want to do some simple, non intensive stuff with it and learn the program while I save for a dedicated computer for GS3.
I use GS3 on a 2.4Ghz P4 w/1G Ram, and 2 hard drives (one system and one for samples). And it runs fine, at least for small number of instruments, I don't think I've loaded up more than 6-7 at once. And I always run it along side Cubase SX 3 on the same machine.
So, I do have the extra hard drive, and you might not have a P4, but mine's clock speed is a little slower than yours. My guess is you'd be ok for a while, depending on your definition of 'non-intensive'.
I got GS3 all installed with the new patch and it works fine. I only loaded the Giga pianos for now. I want to see how it will do all being on 1 drive. I do have an odd sound though. When I push a note I get a slight bump sound just as I hit it. And then again when I release the note. This is also audible when pushing the sustain pedal and releasing. Any thoughts what this might be? I'm using an M-Audio Firewire 410 with GSIF 2 and it's working fine.
That's exactly what the bumping noise was. Does'nt happen on raw gig files.
In regards to having everything on one drive, there is an alternate solution to getting a second computer. I was doing a little research on the web and found out I could, for about $500 - $600 get 2 74 gig sata Raptors and a PCI slot sata adapter. The only issue that the motherboard not being native Sata would limit your data rate to 150mps.
Is 150mps adequate to get good performance from GS3?