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Old 05-18-2019, 06:41 AM   #1
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Default Need Advice, Portable Hard Drives, Optimizing PC


I am running Reaper on a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 with Windows 10 and everything off a small portable HD.

BFD2, Kontakt, and Waves diamond bundle.

Things are starting to get REAL slow.

I am assuming I need to max out my RAM and get my libraries on a separate external drive.

Looking for advice on the best approach with this set up.

Also, I travel extensively with this set-up and I would be looking for small, tough, dependable drives.

Any help is appreciated!
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:25 AM   #2
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For bang for the buck at the moment I'd say the Samsung T5 portable SSDs. Not the more current faster SSDs but at $95 for 500G and $165 for 1T they're a great deal and one would never notice the speed difference in DAW work. I have several and they've been rock solid. The size of an Altoids tin,
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