I have a system for video work that is a internal c drive for apps. A raid drive E for video files and projects. A raid drive F for the cache, etc.
I have now added Presonus studio one to this machine to score music for film so I have Kontakt 5, symphobia, and other software orchestral samplers.
Should I setup an external drive for the sampler libraries to live on or could I just use the F drive as well without bugging premier pro.
I do have an external drive (black widow drive swapables) but I don't belive it is usb 3. Not sure on that.
Any ideas would be great. My c drive currnetly has all the samplers libraries on it and I think it might be gettin a lil slow sooner or later.
Moving this discussion to the Hardware forum.
I would suggest:
1) Relocate the samplers to the E RAID assuming that you have sufficient space. If F is already handling cache and scratch duties, he is already pretty "busy".
2) If you performance after moving the samplers is OK, you are done.
3) if performance is too slow add another internal or external drive for the samplers (USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt or eSATA, USB 2.0).
USB3 and E-sata is really higher latency than you want for a Samples audio drive. Since it's likely your not going to use Studio 1 when using Adobe the F drive should be fine for samples.