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  1. #1
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    secondary drive question

    I currently have 2 hard drives, both 256 Gb (7200).
    I'm considering changing my secondary drive to a 1TB drive and then moving my Steam data to this drive (amongst other things).
    My secondary drive also contains all my Kontakt samples and multis etc.

    I have heard that bigger drives mean slower load times but I'm not certain if this will apply to Omnisphere, Trilian, Kontakt etc.

    Can anyone shed any light on this for me please?
    What has your experience been?

    You can see my pc spec in the footer
    Thanks
    Neil B
    Pentium 4 PC Windows XP Home 32 bit 3.6 Ghz, Omnisphere, Stylus RMX, Trilian, Kontakt 3, GPO 3, EWQLSC, Scope Pulsar II, Cubase 4.5

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    Re: secondary drive question

    Hiya,

    I looked at this having just upgraded the puter.

    I read a number of posts elswhere about such,I was left with the impression
    that 2 or even 3 drives offer the greatest benefit
    HD 1 System and progs
    HD 2 Music projects
    HD 3 Samples etc.
    That way streaming project audio and sample audio arrive from 2 different sources.
    In other words are better than

    In my case, I'm quite mad and got the three negotiating a discount bundle.

    It all runs A'ok but, you can get into a mess when installing sample libraries across drives, having made stupid errors myself when impatiently clicking install buttons.

    Regards

    Slice
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    Re: secondary drive question

    That does hold true in enterprise storage- you would rather have a storage array running a set of 450GB SAS 15K drives over 600GB SAS 15k drives. I believe the platters in the drives makes a huge difference.
    Although SSD would be the best route in my opinion.

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    Re: secondary drive question

    Thanks for the feedback.
    I'm looking at a Seagate 7200 1Tb sata as my secondary.
    If there's enough room in "the box" I may leave the old 256Gb one in as well, as a 3rd drive.
    Neil B
    Pentium 4 PC Windows XP Home 32 bit 3.6 Ghz, Omnisphere, Stylus RMX, Trilian, Kontakt 3, GPO 3, EWQLSC, Scope Pulsar II, Cubase 4.5

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