I’m about to do the dreaded PC reformat to clean up my system. This time I’ve picked up a new 256 GB SSD to spread things out a bit more. I’m thinking about using the new SSD as a “Programs” drive, basically the SW install content for everything non-Steinberg (NI, Izotope, XLN Audio, EW Play, etc…). Will use my main C: drive for Windows, System drivers, Cubase, HALion, and the rest of my Steinberg content (I have a UAD Apollo interface, I think that needs to be on the C: drive so that will be there as well).
Windows updates and new SW installs has me constantly cleaning up my C: drive to keep around 30% free-space for good performance, I figure moving some of the other Recording SW to another Drive would help. Of course a bigger C: drive would help, yes, but the 256 GB’s are what I have so I’m going to use them. Currently I have three SSD’s (one for OS, Cubase, other SW, the second is for Projects, and the third hols all my Sample content).
Anyone else have things setup so Cubase is isolated with the OS on a singe drive? Any benefits or problems with doing this?
Here are my current system specs:
Win 10 Pro
i7-3930k @ 3.20GHz (6 core)
32 GB Ram
3 SSD’s (2 @ 256 GB - OS/Projects, 1 @ 500 GB - Samples)
AMD Radeon R9 200 GPU
Cubase Pro 8.5.20
UAD Apollo Firewire