I recently purchased an Accelsior 4M2 NVMe SSD from which to stream samples. It claims transfer speeds up to 6000MB/s, which is in theory much faster than the previous drive I was using, a Glyph Atom USB-C External SSD, which claimed speeds of 960MB/s.
However, in practice, the difference in sample load times between the two drives was hardly noticeable. I was expecting load times to be, in theory, 6x as fast, but in reality, they were about 1.3x faster (load times for one project, for instance, went from 1’30" to about 1’10").
Why would this be? Might I be using the Accelsior wrong? Is there a limit to how fast the samples can load into a project? Is there any way I can speed up my load times?
FWIW the Accelsior was plugged directly into my MacPro via PCIe 3.0 in a RAID 0 configuration and the Glyph was connected via USB 3.1, also in a RAID 0 configuration. Both drives are 4TB.
Thanks for any help you can give!