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Old 04-02-2024, 10:34 PM
Darryl Ramm Darryl Ramm is offline
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Default Re: Moving from a 5,1 to a Mac Studio advice wanted

Originally Posted by audiolex1 View Post
You shouldn't be using your boot drive for sessions, storage etc.
Documents data for samples as well should be on an external drive. Constantly writing to your SDD will degrade it faster than normal and you will end up with an expensive repair.
What utter nonsense. How many TB/day are you expecting to write to these drives? And samples don't add any wear load.

Typical write loads from many of us are not going to be a significant factor in drive life. If it was you would have DUC full of complaints about MBP and other computer internal SSD wear problems... where many of us have been recording to internal SSDs for over a decade or so.

Writing sessions to the internal boot/session drive is a fine default simple setup for many users. Including it is simpler for many users to manage/use than external drives, and will often be higher performance than any external SSD. There may be great reasons for having external storage, SSDs, etc. but it is unlikely to be wear related, certainly not for most users.
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Default Re: Moving from a 5,1 to a Mac Studio advice wanted

Darryl is correct, as usual. The internal Mac Studio M2 I have is twice the speed of the fastest external SSD that I could afford. The Mac Internal SSD clocks in at about 6000MB/s, while the external SSD’s are reading/writing and about 3000MB/s. How fast is fast enough? I don’t really know. But my spinning drives from the old Mac were at about 147MB/s!
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