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Last post Sun, Aug 11 2019 by patmaddox, 9 replies.
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Posted on Thu, Aug 01 2019 21:01
by Mikecomp
Joined on Mon, Jul 27 2015, Posts 34

Hello,

I decided to update to some of the synchron-ized special editions.  After downloading the samples and directing the installation path, I saw the notice that says:

ATTENTION:  Vienna Synchron sample content needs to be installed on SSD!

Would this pertain just to the samples that are actual synchron samples, such as the piano and synchron drums included with the SE's, or is it also the synchron-ized files too?  

If the SSD pertains ony to the actual synchron files, could I elect not to install them at this time, and still install the synchron-ized files on my 7200 rpm sample drive?

I was not aware of the necesseity of the SSD - not blaming anyone - just myself for not catching it.  

So, in short, just watned to know if I could install the synchron-ized files on my standard sample hard drive, or if I need an SSD for everything in the SE's.   

 

Thanks!

Posted on Thu, Aug 01 2019 21:37
by bbelius
Joined on Sat, Mar 14 2015, Posts 578
In short: you can try it and if it works for you it is fine. But if it is far from the best experience you can have. The loading times alone are reason enough to get a SSD imo.
Ben
Technical Support - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Fri, Aug 02 2019 11:40
by littlewierdo
Joined on Sun, Apr 24 2016, Posts 223

Meh, people are way too impatient. Ive been using them on a 2 tb spinning disk and it works just fine. Only load times that are pretty darn lengthy is dimension strings synchron and the steinway synchron. The others are significantly smaller and load relatively quick. I use this one drive ONLY for Vienna libraries and EastWest creative cloud libraries and anytime a new library is installed, I do a tight defrag of the drive using disktrix ultimate defrag to keep performance as good as possible, and this also forces the content on the drive to be rewritten periodically, preventing the so-called "bit rot" condition that drives can develop when data sits for too long in one location.

I can load a full Synchron special edition blank template (not counting the dimension strings / dimension brass / historic winds / piano) in around 8 minutes using the plus edition varity of instruments. Synchron shows about 12 gb of data loaded when the template finishes, again, not counting the items mentioned in parenthesis. If I add those, the memory footprint and load time doubles.

Of course, I dont typically write for a full orchestra so I dont load a full blank template, I usually load instruments as I need them and its probably around 20-30 seconds per instrument to load one isntrument.

Posted on Sun, Aug 04 2019 09:37
by Mikecomp
Joined on Mon, Jul 27 2015, Posts 34
Thank you both for your responses - good information.
Posted on Mon, Aug 05 2019 07:04
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 11538

Hi, 

This message will be altered with the next version of Synchron Player. The automatic speed scan allows for the correct Preload settings and works with fast HDDs as well. 

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Mon, Aug 05 2019 16:20
by patmaddox
Joined on Tue, Jun 05 2018, Posts 50

I have Smart Orchestra and haven't been able to use it because I have a fusion drive, and get frequent dropouts. I'm not sure if there's a way to configure it so that it is usable. I too didn't see the SSD requirement until after purchasing.

So, I am avoiding all things Synchron until I can figure out how to get Smart Orchestra to work reliably with a fusion drive.

Posted on Mon, Aug 05 2019 20:39
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 11538

Hi Pat, 

What does your Database Speed Readout say? What happens if you increase this number manually?

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Thu, Aug 08 2019 15:29
by Mikecomp
Joined on Mon, Jul 27 2015, Posts 34

Originally Posted by: Paul Go to Quoted Post

Hi, 

This message will be altered with the next version of Synchron Player. The automatic speed scan allows for the correct Preload settings and works with fast HDDs as well. 

Best, 
Paul

 

Thank you, Paul.

Posted on Sun, Aug 11 2019 06:11
by patmaddox
Joined on Tue, Jun 05 2018, Posts 50
Originally Posted by: Paul Go to Quoted Post
<p>Hi Pat,&nbsp;</p>
<p>What does your Database Speed Readout say? What happens if you increase this number manually?</p>
<p>Best,&nbsp;<br>Paul</p>


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