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What is the best location to save projects in my situation?

Post by patgee »


I'm new to Cubase. Have Cubase 10 Pro. Have an SSD PCIe for main drive for the Cubase program and my Native Instruments programs. 2nd installed drive is only a 5400 RPM SATA drive. I do have a native Thunderbolt 3 port. I've connected a Samsung X5 SSD external Thunderbolt 3 drive. I have my Native Instruments sample library on it.

What is my best option for where I should store my Cubase project folders and files? I will mostly do midi stuff for the near future, but I will do audio file stuff at some point.

I would assume that the main SSD C drive and the secondary 5400rpm drive aren't good options. This leaves me to choose between using the Thunderbolt 3 sample library drive, or connecting another external drive (maybe an SSD one).

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: What is the best location to save projects in my situation?

Post by Nickeldome »

Projects, especially with midi only data take up very little storage space. Once you start to export your tracks to audio and especially to 96khz and above you'll need a lot more storage and with an extreme amount of tracks and plugins you may notice performance needs will increase also. In your case I would just put them on the 5400rpm drive. Even these drives are in general fast enough to handle tens of audio tracks simultaneously. You can test this yourself by creating a test project and increase the number of audio tracks and see how far it will go?
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