Last week I needed to get an external drive to relocate a bunch of files between several PCs. I was shocked by how cheap they’d gotten. Picked up 2TB for$39US. Well, that got me thinking.
Like many folks I suspect, my Instrument Libraries are spread across several SDDs - each one larger than the previous one. Strikes me that consolidating them all onto one USB drive would both simplify things and also make it easier to migrate to a new PC when the time comes.
My current PC is long in the tooth but still working fine, but when it does go I’ll loose my Firewire interface and its connection to my RME Fireface400. Based on this Topic, I’ll likely get an RME DIgiface USB and daisychain the Fireface off of it.
I’m wondering at what point would I start seeing the USB’s limitations. Would be nice to have the Project disk portable too, and then there is…
Currently all my music related USB connections just talk MIDI, so not pushing any limits there. But for future planning I’m trying to understand the balance between the convenience of lots of USB devices and bandwidth limitations.