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Posted on Mon, Aug 26 2013 15:02
by Leif Erikson Sundstrup
Joined on Sat, Oct 25 2003, Australia, Posts 93

Hi,

I have an Acer 5560 laptop with 8 gigs ram (running Windows 7) but only has usb 2. I want to use VSL SE for large orchestra.

Would I be better off replacing the os drive with an SSD and run everything from it (Sibelius and VSL samples) OR placing the samples on an external SSD drive through USB 2?

Cheers

Leif

Leif Sundstrup
Posted on Fri, Aug 30 2013 23:19
by PhilipTImofeyev
Joined on Sun, Sep 02 2012, Posts 2

The transfer speed of USB 2.0 will limit the benefits of SSD. Using it internally will give you better performance.

Posted on Sat, Aug 31 2013 15:25
by Cyril Blanc
Joined on Thu, Dec 19 2002, Paris France, Posts 2731

it is a non sense to put a SSD on a USB 2 port !

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Posted on Sat, Aug 31 2013 18:32
by EP
Joined on Wed, Dec 10 2008, Posts 48

Does it make sense to put an external SSD on a USB 3 port?

Posted on Sat, Aug 31 2013 22:56
by Cyril Blanc
Joined on Thu, Dec 19 2002, Paris France, Posts 2731

it is much better, but you have to have a Sata III to collect all the gain of your ssd

you have to be very carefull and check the spedd of your USB 3 or you sata III interface because you have fast and slow interfaces !

MacBook Pro 2019 16" + 2 x Odisseey G9 49"

MacPro 2010 12 core 2.93 ghz 64 GB Mac OS X 10.11 2722 Rocket Raid Sata III card with 8 x ssd

Kbd : P80 Yamaha, S88 and S25 Komplete Kontrol, DX7
I-Controls Pro, 2xMidi expression pedals
Synth : many....
--
Logic X , Dorico, Band In A Box, ORB Composer
VSL : MIR PRO, Appassionata Strings I, Solo strings , Wind and Brass Complete, Dimension Brass, Big Band Orchestra series, Many Synchronised libs
Kontakt, Omnisphere, QLSO, QLSC, CS 80, Arturia V5, Maximo, Realivox Blue. CS 80 V3, The Orchestra 2, Art Conductor, Genesis Children Choir, Lunaris, Lacrimosa

Final Cut pro
Camera full HD
Posted on Mon, Sep 02 2013 06:38
by fiestared
Joined on Wed, Sep 01 2010, France, Posts 46
Hi all,

I just want to share my experience, I use a MBP(mid 2012 retina 16 GB), for my libraries (DS) I have a Crucial M500 960 GB in an enclosure USB 3 (Icy Box) it changed my life, I don't hesitate anymore to try a preset, matrix, etc. it's so fast loading, and we're musicians NO NOISE... USB 3 is fast, cheap and seems to have be made for our huge libraries.
My two cents
F.
Posted on Tue, Sep 03 2013 18:03
by Symfoniq
Joined on Sat, May 04 2013, Posts 45

These days, always replace the OS drive with a SSD if you have the funds.

And yes, unless you're pressed for storage space (doesn't seem likely with VSL SE), put the samples on the SSD, too. The days of "needing" a separate drive for OS and samples are over (in practice you might still want to, but for VSL SE it's absolutely not a requirement).

Hard drives can do about 250 to 300 read operations per second. SATA 3 SSDs can do about 90,000. So don't worry, install your samples on an SSD alongside your OS, and be happy.

Posted on Wed, Sep 04 2013 07:57
by EP
Joined on Wed, Dec 10 2008, Posts 48

Thanks for the information.  Would you please clarify if my laptop needs to have both USB 3 and SATA III.  If my laptop has only USB 3.0 ports and does not have SATA III can I still get the benefit by connecting an external SATA III SSD via an USB 3 port?

Posted on Wed, Sep 04 2013 08:26
by Cyril Blanc
Joined on Thu, Dec 19 2002, Paris France, Posts 2731
EP wrote:

 can I still get the benefit by connecting an external SATA III SSD via an USB 3 port?

You will gain, but not all the full speed of your ssd

USB III is 5 gb/s

SATA III is 6 gb/s

You have to check that you USB 3 to Sata  III adaptor is running at 5 gb/s

read this :

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and search in google : speed usb 3.0 versus sata iii

MacBook Pro 2019 16" + 2 x Odisseey G9 49"

MacPro 2010 12 core 2.93 ghz 64 GB Mac OS X 10.11 2722 Rocket Raid Sata III card with 8 x ssd

Kbd : P80 Yamaha, S88 and S25 Komplete Kontrol, DX7
I-Controls Pro, 2xMidi expression pedals
Synth : many....
--
Logic X , Dorico, Band In A Box, ORB Composer
VSL : MIR PRO, Appassionata Strings I, Solo strings , Wind and Brass Complete, Dimension Brass, Big Band Orchestra series, Many Synchronised libs
Kontakt, Omnisphere, QLSO, QLSC, CS 80, Arturia V5, Maximo, Realivox Blue. CS 80 V3, The Orchestra 2, Art Conductor, Genesis Children Choir, Lunaris, Lacrimosa

Final Cut pro
Camera full HD
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