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Old 02-24-2020, 11:14 AM
kierkegaard kierkegaard is offline
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Default External SSD

I have the new 64 core 3990x. Its ridiculous. I have OS and PT installed on an Samsung NVME 970 Pro. I have a blank external SATA3 Samsung Evo 860. Any thoughts on recording sessions to the internal NVME versus the external SATA3? My issue is HW Buffer Size error when tracking to an HDD. The CPU is barely working at 1-4% per core, the RAM is barely working with 256GB and 32GB disk cache, and still hw buffer size when recording to my 7200rpm HDD. So where should I move sessions? In either case this should help lower buffer size right?
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Old 02-24-2020, 02:08 PM
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Default Re: External SSD

Hmmm, does the external SSD also have a USB connection? If so, could that be limiting speed? The NVME is likely to outperform any other connection, and recording to a second internal SSD would be my preferred setup. I have several external drives and have not had any issues(and don't know why you do), but I prefer to leave externals for backups and transfers only(under normal circumstances). Maybe more details would reveal other possible causes(posting a Sandra report is a great idea when posting about problems on a Windows machine)
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Old 02-24-2020, 02:23 PM
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Hard to beat NVMe speeds currently
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