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Old 20th June 2009
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i was in this same situation not too long ago. at first i had my external drive hooked into the extra firewire port that is on my audiofire 4, but i found that my overall audio performance went down significantly if i was, say, running omnisphere off of the drive while in my daw.

i ended up getting a 2.5" 500gb seagate momentus internal drive. 7200rpm and 16mbcache. now i can put omni, sd2, and all my other sample librarys onto one disk and not worry about speed or ergonomics.

as for omni- i run a 2.4 core 2 duo with 4 gigs, and can run multiple instances at 128 buffer no probs. it really depends what kind of patches you are running though.