I am a long time Cubase user and have always used Windows. I just order a Mac (Mini) for the first time. I have always used three HDs: one for the OS, one for audio storage and projects, and one for samples. My current computer is about 7-8 years old and has an SSD and two 7200 rpm drives.
I would like a similar set up with my new Mac but was wondering if it was possible to have the audio files and samples on one external SSD/ NVME. With the speed and throughput of usb 3.2 or thunderbolt, is this possible? I mostly record live guitar, bass and vocals. I use EZDrummer for the majority of my drums along with Analog Lab and the occasional Kontakt and very occasionally a basic Spitfire orchestra patch.
Since I have been doing this with two 7200 rpm drives, I would think one nvme (maybe a regular ssd?) would work as its way faster than two mechanical drives.
Any help on the topic would be very appreciated.