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SSD for Sample library
      #976626 - 18/03/12 07:44 PM

I recently updated my laptop to a HP 8710w with 4GB ram and 2.6ghz Core 2 duo with VISTA.

I am running pretty much nothing but Ableton with a Focusrite 8i6 soundcard. My old dell had a WD scorpio Black HD. My new setup has a hitatchi travelstar 7200 HD. The little disk overload light seems to come on loads in Ableton and sometimes hangs the machine.

It got me thinking about updating the drive. I plan to put the travel star with os and applications in the optical drive slot with a caddy and then put a SSD in the main HD slot just for samples and audio. I could put large files not being used on the regular HD.

I am not worried about boot up time and i understand that applications dont really call on the disk after loading.

Am I going the right way? Will I get much better low latency performance?

Thank you!

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Re: SSD for Sample library new [Re: Grooveshysta]
      #976654 - 18/03/12 10:14 PM
I would most definitely recommend using an SSD drive for your audio needs. An SSD drive would benefit ableton as you are often auditioning samples quickly on the fly and switching between large sequences of audio in the arrangement window which possibly put demand on a regular spin drive. From our extensive research we've found that the Corsair Force Series 3 SSDs are one of the best for Audio use. They out perform regular spin drives significantly. Get one! you wont look back.

I'm Adam. Chief PC builder and support guy at Solidhawk Music PCs. We build specialized custom music studio computers.

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Re: SSD for Sample library new [Re: Grooveshysta]
      #976662 - 18/03/12 10:54 PM
That's great advice thank you.

You think I will be ok with the os on the regular hd through te optical drive caddy?

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