I am running Cubase 8.5 on a five years old Dell XPS 17 and I am considering upgrading Cubase to 9.x and upgrading the laptop too. My current XPS 17 has two internal HDD’s (not solid state) and I assume that having two disk drives is the best way forward, i.e. one system/program drive and one data drive (.cpr, .wav, samples, etc.). The current laptops that can accommodate two internal drives are very expensive.
Does current technology (USB I presume) ensure a sufficiently fast response with an external SSD drive for data or must it be internal to perform well?
Any advice configuring a good laptop based Cubase setup will be much appreciated, thank you .
Soren from Denmark