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Spreading Dimension Violins over two SSDs?
Last post Tue, Sep 16 2014 by Steve Steele, 7 replies.
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Posted on Thu, Sep 04 2014 14:12
by johnstaf
Joined on Thu, Apr 21 2011, EI, Posts 216

I'd like to distribute my Dimension violins over two drives. Is there a way to arrange the files so that I have four violins on one drive and the other four on a second one? Failing this, is it ok to just move half of the violin files to the second disc? I want to try and avoid potential streaming problems when using very large violin sections.

Thanks

John

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Posted on Sat, Sep 13 2014 17:42
by mohurwitzmusic
Joined on Tue, Sep 07 2010, Posts 297

I'd also like to be able to do this. I've been working with DS for a while now, and it's become -hands-down- my favortine string library. However, it's also become apparent to me that writing for full DS ensemble pretty much can't be done due to voice count streaming problems. I can't imagine my system getting much faster--- unless I'm missing something or something is ill-configured in my system.

Any chance we will be able to do this in the future?

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Posted on Sun, Sep 14 2014 00:22
by Arbee
Joined on Sun, Sep 18 2011, Posts 78

This functionality would be great but for different reasons in my case. I've built a small chamber ensemble that I use as the core of my template with Solo Strings taking the first chair spots. It would be great just to have the DS players I use on my SSD with the rest on my regular drive.

Posted on Sun, Sep 14 2014 01:03
by mohurwitzmusic
Joined on Tue, Sep 07 2010, Posts 297

I should clarify, because I don't want people to think that DS is somehow unusable or flawed. I'm talking about ployphony when I also have a whole bunch of other stuff going too-- Dimension Brass, percussion, woodwinds, etc. And of course VIPro has unlimited bounce polyphony which virtually eliminates any polyphony issues. 

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Posted on Tue, Sep 16 2014 06:41
by Steve Steele
Joined on Sun, Dec 04 2011, Posts 92

Have any of you guys considered getting a SAS card and running 3 or 4 SSDs in a RAID? You should see around 2000MB/s read times. You can really push some data with a 4x or 8x SAS RAID. The enclosures might get pricey but I believe with an 8x 2 port card you could RAID 8 SSDs for a potential 4800MB/s. I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure you can combine the two ports. Regardless I know SAS moves at 4800MB/s on an 8 lane PCIe 2 slot. 

Regards,
Steve Steele
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Posted on Tue, Sep 16 2014 12:25
by Bill
Joined on Fri, Sep 23 2005, Berkshires, MA, Posts 1229

Do SAS SSDs even exist?

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Posted on Tue, Sep 16 2014 17:33
by Steve Steele
Joined on Sun, Dec 04 2011, Posts 92

You'll still use regular SATA SSDs. Either you can use a SAS enclosure (which takes SATA devices), or use an eSATA enclosure and use a mini-SAS to eSATA cable. Very common. Look on OWC or Amazon for "mini SAS ro eSATA cable" and the other items. 

Or look here <http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001L9DU88/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?redirect=true&ref_=pe_157280_123686280_em_1p_0_ti>

Regards,
Steve Steele
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