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    i’m planning to move the sd3 libraries off my macbook and onto an external solid-state hard drive. can anyone who has done / is doing this advise on their experience with hard drives - brand, size, etc?

    to avoid confusion, i already have sd3 - i am looking to put the libraries on an empty drive that i purchase, NOT purchase sd3 new on an external hard drive.

    thanks
    Roland TD9 (KD8, FD9), Yamaha DTX Multi12 (KT10, HH65, TP100), Zendrum EXP (Stompblock) || Scarlett 6i6 > imac; 2i4 >macbook || Superior Drummer 3, Logic || Yamaha HS7s, Yamaha DBR10, ATH-M30x || DIY compact a-kit, Mapex Meridian, Zildjian Ks, some As and Sabians and ... || youtube

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    I can't recommend a drive. I still use a good old spinning disk but you will get better load times with an SSD. All you do is copy the library onto the drive and then point SD3 at it. Simple as that.
    Roland TD30 module on TD20 kit SD3 with various kits. Pearl Masters Kit, Yamaha 9000RC original natural wood finish. Cymbals from Zildgian Pasite and Sabian. Loads of percussion bits. Cubase and Wavelab always current versions.

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    • #3
      not enough info in your post.. ..check type of macbook pro (connection) should be at least usb-3.0/ usb-C ..
      read up on type of SSD and what is a 'smart' investment in the long run.. i am a 'samsung' fan.. nowadays more manufacturers make 'good' SSD's https://www.compuram.de/blog/en/the-...-to-take-care/
      Last edited by Ericdrumz; 11-08-19, 05:06 AM.
      Audio | Video | Roland/Yamaha e-kit | Sonor/Gretsch a-kit | Zildjian/Sabian/Ufip cymbals

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      • #4
        thanks mkok and eric. much appreciated. i’ve done plenty of research on SSDs and read the toontrack info and forums on moving the library. i wanted to check here before spending my money - no substitute for 1st hand experience.

        my macbook is fine with usb 3 but does not have usb c connection. but i am probably going to get a usb c SSD and use an adapter so it is forward compatible with any future laptop upgrades.

        the samsungs get mixed reviews and some say they re more expensive but not really faster than competitors. but as you can imagine these reviews are not coming from e drummers using sd3
        Roland TD9 (KD8, FD9), Yamaha DTX Multi12 (KT10, HH65, TP100), Zendrum EXP (Stompblock) || Scarlett 6i6 > imac; 2i4 >macbook || Superior Drummer 3, Logic || Yamaha HS7s, Yamaha DBR10, ATH-M30x || DIY compact a-kit, Mapex Meridian, Zildjian Ks, some As and Sabians and ... || youtube

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        • #5
          I tried it on an USB 2 external Hard Drive (OOOLD) before my new SSD came. It works, if you don`t mind waiting 30 secondes to Change your Kit
          While playing, it should be in Memory, so it does not matter as much
          ATV HiHat, Yamaha Cymbals, DW PDP Drumset with Jobeky Triggers, and drumtec Pro Snare.
          Audiofront eDrumIn Modules. Triggering EZD2, SD3 and SSD5.

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          • #6
            i ended up getting a samsung t5 ssd (1 terabyte) - got a good deal on one thru work. moved ny avatar, progressive foundry, roots, and sd3 libraries across in a few minutes (just drag and drop each whole nl folder) and re-directed the libraries under settings > libraries/paths even faster. all seems to have gone seamlessly. load times are good. will report back if i strike any problems
            Roland TD9 (KD8, FD9), Yamaha DTX Multi12 (KT10, HH65, TP100), Zendrum EXP (Stompblock) || Scarlett 6i6 > imac; 2i4 >macbook || Superior Drummer 3, Logic || Yamaha HS7s, Yamaha DBR10, ATH-M30x || DIY compact a-kit, Mapex Meridian, Zildjian Ks, some As and Sabians and ... || youtube

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            • #7
              The Samsung drives are a good investment. I use the EVO 2.5in SSD drives for my libraries (internal SATA in my case) and just upgraded my OS drive to an EVO Plus M.2 SSD. Quick load times and no issues to date...

              As you and MKOK mentioned, pointing your SSD instance to the correct drive/folder is fairly easy and handled in the main settings.
              Roland TD-50 & eDRUMin Modules | Superior Drummer 3 | Tama A2E w/ R-Drums Triggers | FIELD, ATV, & Roland Cymbals | ACD Unlimited Pedals | Tama & Gibraltar HW | RME HDSPe AIO Interface | Mackie ProFX10v3 Mixer | Simmons DA200S Monitor | V-MODA Crossfade M-100 OEMs & Westone UM Pro 50 IEMs

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