I'm about to restructure my audio & sample storage, for increased capacity, improved data security and hopefully best streaming performance. I will be using combination of external RAID 5 arrays via File Server and large (500-750 GB) internal drives.
It makes sense to me that simple stereo audio (such as a loop or complete mix) is relatively undemanding for the system. For that reason I would probably use the RAID system for my music library, Apple Loops, FX, etc.
Multiple samples (such as a VSL Performance instrument) with high polyphony represent a much heavier load. For this reason I would tend to put that kind of data on one of the computer's internal drives.
My RMX library (with all the expanders and a lot of REX imports) stands at about 70GB, and I'm wondering where I should put it.What I don't know is the load which playback of sliced audio places on the system.
Does sliced audio in RMX exist as multiple samples, each of which has to be found on the drive and streamed individually? That would speak for having RMX on the internal drives.
Is there a difference in system load depending whether you're using Slice or Groove Mode?
And is there a difference in streaming load between the Spectrasonics RMX material and imported REX material?
Perhaps this information is all secret, Spectrasonics-internal stuff ;-) ....but some information would be useful-thanks!!