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  • Storage Space question regarding VSL Super Package

    Hi guys. For using VSL Super package (Standard for now) and MIR Pro, how many Gb are recommended? So far, I'm getting 1TB Samsung 840 Evo SSD. For my second drive, I'm thinking between 512Gb Samsung 840 Pro vs. 750Gb 840 Evo. In terms of the price, Pro(512GB) is about $10 more expensive. For my main concern, it is the storage space. If 1TB+512GB is more than enough for softwares listed above, then I'm planning on that. If not, then other way around. About how many Gb will those take? All the best :) Alex

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    Hi Alex,

    Wow, you´re going for our biggest bundle, congratulations!

    1 GB will be fine, Storage space for all products is around 800 GB, but it´s always nice to have some headroom, also if you´d like to add the few instruments that are not included with the Super Package (Dimension Strings, which are still "growing" and some Single Instruments: Bassoon 2, Trumpet in Bb, Flugelhorn, Jazz Drums, Soprano Choir, Upright Bass, Concert Guitar, Overdrive).



    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
  • please note:

    if VSL speaks about 1 GB this means 1024 MB = 1.048.576 KB = 1.073.741.824 Byte,

    if drive vendors speak about 1 GB this means 1000 MB = 1.000.000 KB = Byte,

    so the samsung 512GB drive does in fact provide 475,9 GB space (Samsung 840 Pro 512GB, we have a lot of them).


    the samsung EVO series have Triple Level Cells (TLC, 3 bit per cell) which will provide less write-cycles than the PRO series (MLC, 2 bit per cell) - which is fine for storing sample data which is more or less only written once.

    if you're intending to write to an SSD drive regulary (eg. your recordings) i'd take the PRO series ...

    and remember: only a CRAY can run an endless loop in just three seconds.