After being a Cakewalk user for over 25 years, it is finally time to upgrade since I will be getting a new computer. I would greatly appreciate this group's guidance on hardware specs and upgrade process as I have been putting this off for a long time... and have many legacy cakewalk projects that I want to be able to access going forward.
PC SPECS (will be using with a focusrite audio interface)
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (8-Core, 16M Cache, 3.5GHz to 5.3GHz)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6
64GB, 16Gx4, DDR4, 2933MHz
1GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD
in the past, there was guidance to install SONAR on the OS drive and have a dedicated drive for recording digital audio. Is this still the case?
If not, then should I plan to have everything run, and record on, the SSD and just use the HDD as a "backup" drive?
Is there anything else to consider related to the hardware specs?
From what have seen in this Forum, it seems that I should I first try to re-install SONAR Platinum on the new machine (assuming that my product activation codes can be found and work) then install BandLab? The idea here would be to try to take advantage of the legacy SONAR FX and VST instruments.
Is there a thread / FAQ or other resources that I can review that documents people's challenges / experiences with this similar upgrade?
Thank you so much in advance.