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Posted on Fri, Aug 03 2018 16:59
by jediego
Joined on Thu, Dec 07 2017, Posts 11


please, is it right to format the ssd hosting the SY libraries as APFS file system?

my external ssd where I want to install the libraries comes as EX/FAT from the manufacturer

Thanks for help

Posted on Sat, Aug 04 2018 22:40
by murphy761
Joined on Fri, May 01 2015, USA, Posts 65

If you're using a Mac, use HFS+ Journaled; NON-case sensitive. Avoid APFS. The second choice would be ExFat, but I don't think TRIM will work on a Mac with ExFat. That's been my experience.

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Posted on Mon, Aug 06 2018 11:43
by leigh
Joined on Tue, Aug 20 2013, Posts 56

I have all my VSL and other samples on an external APFS SSD and have had no problems whatsoever. APFS is a much more modern and robust file system than HFS+.

In Terminal, I ran the command "sudo trimforce enable" to make sure Trim was enabled.



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Posted on Sun, Aug 12 2018 22:44
by jediego
Joined on Thu, Dec 07 2017, Posts 11

Thanks for the support.

I indeed knew that APFS is optimized for solid-state drive, though being necessary for H SIerra *booting* SSD only, Apple eventually let the user free to chose the format, likely accordingly to specific uses. That's why I believe that it would be helpful to get some more specification from the VSL stuff concerning the best test result SSD formatting system (on High Sierra) to be used with Syncron Player. Thanks to the stuff for a focus on the Trim point too. I will use a Samsung T5 on USB 3.

Best, Diego

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