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Last post Sun, Oct 14 2012 by Mike B Studios, 36 replies.
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Posted on Mon, Oct 01 2012 05:22
by whlederman
Joined on Mon, Jan 25 2010, Posts 111
iscorefilm wrote:
There are SSD's with higher sequential read (MB/s) and higher random read (IOPS) than what Angelbird is currently offering. I understand why people will use Angelbird. But as far as performance and RAID options go, there are better options out there IMO. My current sample SSD is faster than Angelbird and I'm planning on getting 2 even faster SSD's to run in RAID for Dimension Strings. I'm not trying to pick on Angelbird or anything like that. I'm just stating all that to ask- why go with their SSD's if RAID isn't worth utilizing?

Sean,which one do you use?


thanks
Willy
Posted on Mon, Oct 01 2012 23:01
by SJSF
Joined on Sat, Sep 18 2010, Posts 499

Willy,

I can't remember the brand name of my faster one. I know I have a Patriot SSD, but that one is slower than Angelbird. That one was my first SSD and I upgraded and use the Patriot as my OS drive now. I'm pretty sure my faster one is either OCZ or Mushkin. Although, I don't have enough room for DS yet anyway so I will eventually have to get a new SSD just for the space for DS.

This is likely the one I'll get,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227661

-Sean

EDIT**

I keep putting the wrong link in here, lol. I meant this one, it's large enough to hold DS with a little room left over. (I figure anyway with the Violin library being 89GB)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227743

Posted on Tue, Oct 02 2012 01:54
by whlederman
Joined on Mon, Jan 25 2010, Posts 111
Thanks Sean.
Posted on Tue, Oct 02 2012 05:55
by Mike B Studios
Joined on Thu, Feb 16 2012, Hollywood, CA, Posts 410
iscorefilm wrote:

EDIT**

I keep putting the wrong link in here, lol. I meant this one, it's large enough to hold DS with a little room left over. (I figure anyway with the Violin library being 89GB)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227743

Not that it matters but on our Mac's Dimension Viiolins installed at 62gigs, and Ive read it's 52 on PC's.

Posted on Wed, Oct 03 2012 00:30
by SJSF
Joined on Sat, Sep 18 2010, Posts 499

Weird, I thought I read 89 somewhere and the product page says 85.7GB. Either way, if it is indeed 52, all the better as I can get a cheaper SSD.

-Sean

Posted on Wed, Oct 03 2012 03:23
by Mike B Studios
Joined on Thu, Feb 16 2012, Hollywood, CA, Posts 410

Yeah I think 85gigs is the uncompressed total sample size in the player....

Posted on Wed, Oct 03 2012 08:30
by Sergino Futurino
Joined on Thu, Dec 18 2003, Italy, Posts 652

On my PC they take 57 gigas but then the cello viola and bass will arrive, so you need more space!

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Posted on Fri, Oct 05 2012 15:57
by Gusfmm
Joined on Sat, Jul 02 2011, USA, Posts 67

 Yes, I got it installed yesterday and if I recall correctly, it was 58GB installed.

Posted on Fri, Oct 05 2012 16:02
by bhartmann
Joined on Thu, Mar 10 2011, Posts 170
I have 12GBs RAM, so that should be good.

How large of an SSD should I but to hold the Dimension Strings? I want enough to hold all the other string sections as they become available.

Thanks.
The Mighty Konrad
Posted on Fri, Oct 05 2012 16:12
by Gusfmm
Joined on Sat, Jul 02 2011, USA, Posts 67
iscorefilm wrote:

Willy,

I can't remember the brand name of my faster one. I know I have a Patriot SSD, but that one is slower than Angelbird. That one was my first SSD and I upgraded and use the Patriot as my OS drive now. I'm pretty sure my faster one is either OCZ or Mushkin. Although, I don't have enough room for DS yet anyway so I will eventually have to get a new SSD just for the space for DS.

This is likely the one I'll get,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227661

-Sean

EDIT**

I keep putting the wrong link in here, lol. I meant this one, it's large enough to hold DS with a little room left over. (I figure anyway with the Violin library being 89GB)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227743

 

 For whatever it's worth it, Revo drives are far from being your best all-around alternative nowadays. You'll very rarely be able to take advantage of their full bandwidth, and their cost is still a good margin higher than the best regular SSD's in the market. You can get two (2x) 480GB of the best in class SSD drives in the market, and put them in RAID 0, for about the same price of that Revo, and you'd have close to the same bandwidth and twice as much capacity...

Posted on Fri, Oct 05 2012 17:02
by SJSF
Joined on Sat, Sep 18 2010, Posts 499

Gusfmm,

Thanks. I knew this but I didn't find anything in the same price range. I only did a glance cause my money is going to DS first, then the SSD(s) but that was the best option I had found at the time. I prefer setting up a raid configuration anyway for performance and so I don't use up a PCIe slot for future needs.

Thanks for bringing it up though. Great point.

-Sean

Posted on Thu, Oct 11 2012 00:37
by Ricardo22
Joined on Mon, Oct 08 2012, Portugal, Madeira, São Martinho, Posts 74

My computer only have 8 Gb's of memory ram DDR3 has main support, I can't have have more than 8 Gb's of ram.. I have 2 slots of DDR3 and other 2 are DDR2. I think the solution for this is to buy a new motherboard that has all 4 DDR3, so I can have 16 Gb's which is request from VSL.

Posted on Thu, Oct 11 2012 16:23
by GallenWolf
Joined on Tue, May 29 2012, Posts 19
Is there anyone using Dimension Strings with a Core2 Duo and 8GB of ram? Would love to hear if DS is usable in this context. Currently using chamber strings with solo strings, seems to be fine. Thanks!
Posted on Sat, Oct 13 2012 15:31
by Blogospherianman
Joined on Thu, Aug 02 2007, Posts 68

Angel bird is about to be releasing new portable SSD2GO drives that you can get in 7 colors (so I hear).  They will be eSATA/USB3.  (I'm adding a USB3 express card for this)  They will even be selling twin drives. 2 mounted together.  These portable SSD drives will be VERY reasonably priced.  I'm Ordering as soon as they'll ship me one. ;)

Posted on Sun, Oct 14 2012 14:33
by Mike B Studios
Joined on Thu, Feb 16 2012, Hollywood, CA, Posts 410

Blogos,

As most of us do not have computers capable of Sata III speeds, SSD's will probably run faster via USB 3.0...

Posted on Sun, Oct 14 2012 14:38
by Mike B Studios
Joined on Thu, Feb 16 2012, Hollywood, CA, Posts 410

Ricardo,

I think we've determined that 16 gigs of RAM may be a bit thin for the complete Dimension Strings, plus DAW,

plus Enemble Pro, plus MIR, plus any other samples or plugins you may wish to run.

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