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What would I need an M.2 1tb internal SSD for?

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My boot drive is a Samsung 870 Evo SSD.

I just upgraded my Samples drive to 16TB (45% full). AFAIK I have no streaming libraries. I also keep my Dropbox desktop app access there too.

My Projects drive is 2TB (about 60% full). Getting close to upgrading to a new drive (probably 4TB this time).

What would an M/2 internal SSD do for me?

 

 

 

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17 hours ago, Bapu said:

What would an M/2 internal SSD do for me?

I don’t have any “streaming” libraries either, but the m.2 loads Superior Drummer pretty darn fast. Most of my libraries are on it, but when I added “Legacy of Rock” I had to move a few things.  
But my VSTi collection certainly pales when compared to the Lord of Am. 
IF you have a few that are slow to load and are frequently used, I think the m.2 would be a plus. Haven’t checked prices lately, it’s all a balancing act. 
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On 1/1/2022 at 5:49 AM, DeeringAmps said:

I don’t have any “streaming” libraries either, but the m.2 loads Superior Drummer pretty darn fast. Most of my libraries are on it, but when I added “Legacy of Rock” I had to move a few things.  
But my VSTi collection certainly pales when compared to the Lord of Am. 
IF you have a few that are slow to load and are frequently used, I think the m.2 would be a plus. Haven’t checked prices lately, it’s all a balancing act. 
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I guess I've never been frustrated by library load times. One man's ceiling and all that....
 

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19 minutes ago, Bapu said:

never been frustrated by library load times

When Jim built the new machine 3 years ago it just made sense to go with the m.2.
The net result was the faster load times, one of those "unintended consequences" that didn't bite me in the a-$-$.
It was just recently (Legacy of Rock install) that I maxed out the 1TB capacity.
I think some of the Group Buy went on the secondary VSTi drive (EVO) as well.
Some put the OS on the m.2, and that seems like a "waste".
Keep the OS "lean & mean", 250gb EVO's are perfect.
But I digress...

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There are two flavors of M.2 drive, SATA and NVME. SATA will transfer data at about the same rate as your Evo SSD.

NVME on the other hand, is way faster, so it's a good technology to use for your boot/programs drive and/or any other use where faster disk read/write times are desirable.

If you're already plenty happy with how fast your system boots, how quickly programs load, how fast your sample libraries load, then you have no need for an NVME drive. Wait a few years, the prices will come down.

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