My cubase 11 Projects (which are from my large orchestral template) take around 7 to 8 minutes to open. I know several people who’s large projects take less than a minute to open, so I’m certain that there is something I can do to fix this.
This issue is so frustrating to me because these are my specs:
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 5900x 12-core 24 Thread Processor 3.70 GHz
G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4 - 128 gb RAM
ROG STRIX B450-F Gaming Motherboard
My Windows 10 OS is installed on a Crucial MX500 2.5 inch 2 TB. (Read/write speed 560/510 mb/s)
My sample libraries are installed on an External SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable SSD (Read/write up to around 1050 mb/s).
In Addition to this, I have all my Cubase projects on an internal NVMe SSD - Samsung 980 Pro,
this SSD is supposed to have a read/write speed of 7,000/5,000 mb/s. But when I open up a project and open up the activity monitor, on the processes page it looks like the memory is loading about 150 mb/s. So it takes a while to reach, for example, 62% (71,759.9 MB).
I also have AVG Antivirus, AVG Driver updater, and AVG Tuneup installed. In the settings of AVG Antivirus, I added the following to my exceptions list in an effort to help my Cubase projects open quicker:
C:/Program Files (x86)/
D:/ (this is my external drive with my sample libraries)
G:/ (this is my internal Samsung 980 Pro with all my projects)
My only thought left is that my cubase projects are opening so slow because my OS is installed on the Crucial MX500 SSD? In which case I would just need to buy a 2TB NVMe and move my OS onto there. But before I do that, I wanted to put this out there and see what anybody else thinks.
One bottleneck I am aware of - My motherboard does not support PCIe 4.0 for the NVMe internal SSD (only has PCIe. 3.0), however, on the samsung magician app it still says that the drive has a read write speed of about 3,500 mb/s…so I still think my projects should be opening much quicker.
SO sorry for the long post, I just wanted to give all the info I can to be as clear as possible!
One thing I should mention - When a project is open, everything runs incredibly smooth, and I have a lot of plugins and sample libraries. Cubase itself opens up very quickly, it’s just the loading of projects that is really slow.
**I realize this is very tech oriented and not necessarily a fault of Cubase - but I wanted to post here because I don’t think general PC forums would understand this issue since it is very much related to music production.