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Ok to move little-used library to system drive?
Last post Mon, Mar 23 2020 by Marcusmax, 5 replies.
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Posted on Sun, Mar 22 2020 17:06
by Marcusmax
Joined on Mon, Apr 30 2012, Posts 40

I have run out of space on the SSD in my PC slave that is for storing sample libraries. I just purchased the two latest BBO percussion libraries and need to put them somewhere. I have enough space on the 2nd internal drive of my main computer which is also used for sample storage. However the unfortunate fact that Vienna do not allow software/machine licenses means that I cannot put them there because the eLicenser key needs to be on the PC to run VEPro and the other BBO libraries etc. I am reluctant to buy a 2nd USB key which I would only use for the two BBO libraries on the Mac. Also, buying another drive seems over the top and not necessary generally at the moment.

I also have Epic Orchestra 2 installed on the PC's SSD. Although it is a good library, I won't be using it as much as the other libraries I own. I have plenty of space on the PC's system drive so I was wondering if it would be acceptable in terms of performance to move E. O. 2 there which would free up over 70 GB of space on the SSD. Would I be likely to run into performance issues if I was using it only occasionally and minimally? Thanks.

I also have a few usb-2 drives hanging around which I could put E. O. on and run it that way but I'd have the same question re. performance, not sure if that would be any better than using the system drive. The PC is quite old so it doesn't have USB-3.

Master: Mac Mini 2.0 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM, 2x 500 GB internal HD's. PC Slave: 3.4 GHz i7, 32 GB RAM, 500 GB HD + Crucial 275 GB SSD for samples. Logic Pro X 10.4.8, VEPro 6, EW Hollywood Orchestra Gold and Symphonic Orchestra Platinum, VSL Epic Orchestra 2.0, BBO and multiple other libraries.
Posted on Sun, Mar 22 2020 20:23
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 11768

Hi, 

The bigger part of the Epic Orchestra 2.0 is using multi-microphone recordings, so you will see slower loading times and less polyphony when playing those instruments back from a slow drive (= not SSD), but it's worth a try, I'd say. 

Best,
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Sun, Mar 22 2020 22:22
by Marcusmax
Joined on Mon, Apr 30 2012, Posts 40

Thanks for your reply Paul. Any particular issues if I run E. O. 2 from the system drive as opposed to an external usb 2 drive?

Master: Mac Mini 2.0 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM, 2x 500 GB internal HD's. PC Slave: 3.4 GHz i7, 32 GB RAM, 500 GB HD + Crucial 275 GB SSD for samples. Logic Pro X 10.4.8, VEPro 6, EW Hollywood Orchestra Gold and Symphonic Orchestra Platinum, VSL Epic Orchestra 2.0, BBO and multiple other libraries.
Posted on Mon, Mar 23 2020 07:51
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 11768

Hi, 

Maybe I overlooked it, but you didn't mention the specs of your system drive. If it's a 7200 rpm drive, you will get at least the same performance as on USB2, as the data connection is quicker. 

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Mon, Mar 23 2020 16:31
by Marcusmax
Joined on Mon, Apr 30 2012, Posts 40

Ok thanks again Paul. Yes, it is  a standard 7200 RPM HD.

Master: Mac Mini 2.0 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM, 2x 500 GB internal HD's. PC Slave: 3.4 GHz i7, 32 GB RAM, 500 GB HD + Crucial 275 GB SSD for samples. Logic Pro X 10.4.8, VEPro 6, EW Hollywood Orchestra Gold and Symphonic Orchestra Platinum, VSL Epic Orchestra 2.0, BBO and multiple other libraries.
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