Just got done putting my new PC build together which will be used for my DAW.
I am planning to obtain some large sample libraries:
Spitfire Audio Albion collection + Symphony solo strings
Komplete 11 Ultimate
Cinematic Studio Strings + solo Strings
Superior Drummer 3.0
Right now I have Samsung 860 EVO SSD’s: 2TB, 1TB, 500GB that I can use for all my sample libraries and future libraries that I will probably add along the way.
Is there any benefit to putting them on different SSD’s as opposed to just cramming as many samples onto 1 ssd before going to the next?
For example, if I dedicate my 2TB to All the spitfire Audio samples, the 1TB for Komplete 11, and then 500GB for Superior Drummer 3.0 would that make my DAW run faster and smoother if I am using a lot of the samples in one project?
Am I correct in thinking that the lesser the load on each SSD the better? Spreading the sample libraries over more SSD’s during the same project will lessen the “work load” of just one ssd trying to access a bunch of samples at once on the same SSD?
Or will it not make an ounce of difference?
Also, I plan on putting my boot drive (Windows 10/DAW/Programs) on a PCIE card in order to have a faster/smoother running system since it will be connected straight to the motherboard using the PCIE lanes vs SATA.
Will this give me the fastest possible running DAW (provided that I optimize Windows 10, no Wi-Fi connected, etc…)?
I will be recording a lot of orchestral stuff mixed with electronic-based and audio (guitars, vox, bass, etc…) into my projects. Some will be more orchestral/cinematic and some more rock/pop/synth.
I will be using a lot of Kontakt libraries and spitfire audio in each projects.
My PC specs:
CPU: 8 core Intel i7-7820x 3.6Ghz
Motherboard: Gigabyte X299 Designare EX with Thunderbolt 3; Noctua NH D-15 CPU Cooler
GPU: Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 Silent Low Profile 2G Fanless
RAM: 32GB DDR4 2666 Ram ( up to 128GB)
All Samsung 860 Evo SSD’s using SATAIII ports on Mobo (no HDD); Samsung 860 EVO SSD boot drive PCIE 3.0
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64
DAW: Cubase Pro 9.5