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Old 05-28-2018, 01:29 PM
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Default Re: Disk Playback Cache Size?

Originally Posted by dg27 View Post
How do determine what your memory vs audio disk cache needs are? I guess I need to read up on this.
Look at Pro Tools system usage meters.

If your disk cache is maxed out and your memory usage is low, increase your disk cache.

If you memory usage is high and your disk cache usage is low, reduce your disk cache.

Just remember you're taking from memory to make the disk cache so then that memory isn't available to VIs (I don't use VIs mostly because I edit and mix). Also remember when you increase your disk cache size, your memory usage will go up some also because the memory line is also reflecting the amount that got repurposed to be used for the disk cache.

Memory always tells the big picture no matter what is using it (and that includes the disk cache size set)
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