I’m upgrading my DAW’s storage and am debating between SSDs and plain ol’ HDDs.
My primary partition is comprised of two 1TB SSDs in a RAID 1 configuration. It’s ideal having the OS and applications on a fast, fault-tolerant RAID array, but not so ideal for storing Cubase projects - especially at 24 bits / 96 kHz. My 1 TB is disappearing fast.
For medium-term storage of audio data, a pair of 10TB HDDs in a RAID 1 configuration would be far more economical (while remaining fault-tolerant), but will I see a significant performance hit? I suspect initial project load times might be affected, but what about routine editing performance?
Any advice is appreciated.