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Old 02-12-2018, 10:28 PM
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Default New 8th Gen i7 with NVMe m.2 SSD

I`m Looking to build a New Rig

Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 5
8th Gen i7 8770k
Western Digital Black NVMe m.2 SSD
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16GB) 3200 MHz 288-Pin DDR4 DRAM C16 Memory Kit, Black

Is there problem with Pro tools and this config
And will pro tools take avantage of the NVMe speed

Thanks for your help
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:19 AM
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Default New 8th Gen i7 with NVMe m.2 SSD

I don’t know about the Z370 from personal experience (I have the X99) but the NVME drives are amazing with PT

I am running the Samsung SM951
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:55 AM
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Default Re: New 8th Gen i7 with NVMe m.2 SSD

Just be aware the WD Black NVME doesn't get a lot of love at Tom's Hardware.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:31 AM
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Yeah that is worth mentioning, not all NVME drives are created equal
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:34 AM
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Default Re: New 8th Gen i7 with NVMe m.2 SSD

I rum a Samsung 950 Pro m.2 drive for systems do apps and it performs well


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Old 02-15-2018, 10:13 AM
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Default Re: New 8th Gen i7 with NVMe m.2 SSD

Pro Tools runs well with Coffee Lake.
The only m.2 nvme drive you should want to use is a Samsung Evo or Pro M.2
Motherboard Asrock or Asus. Gigabyte is good, but they definitely fall behind on their firmware support.

1. Because their speeds are almost on par with what is advertised.
2. Because Samsung regularly issues firmware updates on their M.2s
3. Because of compatibility
4. Because Samsung has their own nvme drivers.

the Z370 platform isn't a bad platform at all for pro tools.

right now intel is in all sorts of deep... with the whole spectre/ meltdown performance fiasco.

With Ryzen2 a month away and Threadripper performance out of this world.
By the way, in my opinion, Pro Tools runs more reliably with Hyperthreading disabled.

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Old 02-15-2018, 10:30 AM
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Default Re: New 8th Gen i7 with NVMe m.2 SSD

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The only m.2 nvme drive you should want to use is a Samsung Evo or Pro M.2
Just be careful an M.2 drive is actually a PCIe/NVMe SSD, the Samsung 960 Evo is for example, the 850 Evo and 860 Evo are only SATA. Huge difference in performance...
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:55 AM
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Default Re: New 8th Gen i7 with NVMe m.2 SSD

Correct. The 850 / 860 evo m.2 is SATA
and 950/ 960 EVO / pro is nvme.
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Default Re: New 8th Gen i7 with NVMe m.2 SSD

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I`m Looking to build a New Rig

Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 5
8th Gen i7 8770k
Western Digital Black NVMe m.2 SSD
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16GB) 3200 MHz 288-Pin DDR4 DRAM C16 Memory Kit, Black

Is there problem with Pro tools and this config
And will pro tools take avantage of the NVMe speed

Thanks for your help
Hi be careful of Corsair Vengeance RAM with Gigabyte MOB, they do not have a good history, especially so on the x99 boards, it happened to me, you can get them to work, but using LPX with XP1 or XP2 could cause problems.
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:07 AM
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Default Re: New 8th Gen i7 with NVMe m.2 SSD

The Build is done all I need is the TI firewire Card UAD Compatible should get it in 5 to 10 days

The machine is Crazy fast not 1 single problem on install still time will tell with pro tool

It`s funny the bad comment I got about Gigabyte and pushing Asrock and asus when everyone else in all the forum said to stay away from asus and stick with Gigabyte, I`m a asus fan myself but I know that gigabyte is a good brand ... on the other hand Asrock ... LOL

Don`t know how fast is the other NVMe SSD but the WD look ok for now and I don`t realy care about sofware that come free with Hard Drive most of the time they are crap or basic version I allready have a full version of EZtodobackup so I`m good. see pic of speed test
that would be cool if someone can post there spec and pic
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