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Last post Thu, Jul 29 2021 by Paul, 9 replies.
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Posted on Mon, Jul 26 2021 17:11
by Garrikk Fly
Joined on Tue, Oct 27 2020, London, Posts 5

Hi fantastic VSL people

I have a 2020 iMac 3.6 GHz 10-Core Intel Core i9 27"/128gb ram running Catalina 10.15.7

I have 2 x G-tech Mobile SSD drives and the library drive is connected to the iMac USB-C port

But when I open there Synchron player / settings / database it says my transfer speed is 51.2MBs and it should be 560MBs - I did run the rescan speeds but it stays the same - the drives are formatted in Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

Any ideas on this? as I can't work out why this is the case.

Many thanks.

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Posted on Tue, Jul 27 2021 16:09
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12787

Hi Garrik, 

That's weird indeed.

Did you check that the cable is OK?  Which results do you get if you run a program like Amorhous Disk Mark?

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Tue, Jul 27 2021 16:41
by Garrikk Fly
Joined on Tue, Oct 27 2020, London, Posts 5

Hi Paul

Really appreciate the response and link to the speed test

USB-C cable seems ok

I ran the Amorphous Disk Mark and the library drive looks ok (speeds of 500+MBs on the library drive)

The 1st picture is the G-Tech SSD sample library drive > iMac USB-C port 

The 2nd picture is the G-Tech SSD audio recording drive > iMac USB 3.0 port (45MBs which I hope will be ok for recording into Logic Pro?)

Not sure why the Synchron database is showing 51.2MBs?

Kind regards

Garrikk

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Posted on Wed, Jul 28 2021 08:31
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12787

Hi Garrik, 

The most useful figure for us is the RND4kQD1. With a similar value as you have in pic 1 (I have 36 MB/s), your streaming drive, I get 344 MB/s in the Database settings in Synchron Player. 

Could it be that there is some kind of firewall or anti-virus program in the way that slows down the reading speed?

Best, 
Paul

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Wed, Jul 28 2021 08:39
by Garrikk Fly
Joined on Tue, Oct 27 2020, London, Posts 5

Hi Paul

I checked and there is no Firewall active and the only anti virus I use is the Malwarebytes which I run once in a while other than that that's it.

Are you meaning the SDD drive transfer speed is still running slow?

Kind regards

 

Garrikk

ps: I have swopped over the USB-C Cable and the speeds have changed (see attached)

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Posted on Wed, Jul 28 2021 14:16
by Garrikk Fly
Joined on Tue, Oct 27 2020, London, Posts 5

Hi Paul/ VSL people

I was wondering if if would be better to run my Orchestral sample libraries on my iMac 27" internal drive?.

It would free up one of the two USB-C ports for other things and be super fast - are there any other users doing this? and when using the HDD it was always advisable to run the drive half full but I imagine on the SSD it doesn't matter?

I have an Mac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020)) 3.6Ghz 10-Core Intel Core i9  with 128GB of Ram - Im also using Logic Pro and also use Maschine / EX24 and their libraries.

I have a 2TB iMac internal SSD with 1.6TB free and my current Sample library is 337Gb

Would this the right way to go or will it cause problems?

Any help apreciated

Garrikk

Posted on Wed, Jul 28 2021 16:17
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12787

Hi Garrikk, 

Yes, the internal SSD drive could be a great option. Give it a try!

You can fill SSD drives up, in theory... but I'd still leave a little space.

Let us know how it goes!

Best, 
Paul 

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
Posted on Wed, Jul 28 2021 19:14
by Garrikk Fly
Joined on Tue, Oct 27 2020, London, Posts 5

Hi Paul

Ok I have partitioned my iMac internal drive and transferred the sample library and now the transfer speeds are 1198.3MBs!

Kind regards

Garrikk

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Posted on Thu, Jul 29 2021 21:01
by Paul
Joined on Sat, Aug 03 2002, Vienna, Posts 12787

Thanks for the update!

Much better 

Paul Kopf
Product Manager - Vienna Symphonic Library
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