Slower than expected load to RAM

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Geffen Studios
Hi,
I'm working with Cubase 9, Windows 10, Have 64GB of RAM, Samsung 960 m.2 SSD (3200 MB/s read) and don't work yet with VEPRO.
I have a big Cubase template that takes around 53GB of RAM - lots of it is kontakt libraries.
When I open the task manager I see only 500 MB/s of loading to memory and not 3.2GB as expected.

Do any of you knows how to boost the loading time ? I believe it might be an OS issue...
 

Manaberry

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3200MB/Read is the sequencial read speed. Usually this is the top speed you can get from Benchmark tools. In a real situation, there is a lot of parameters that make the speed more "realistic" I'd say.

Sometimes I load Kontakt libraries at 1.2 GB/s, sometimes at 50 MB/s, depends of how many files, size of the files and so on.
 
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Geffen Studios
3200MB/Read is the sequencial read speed. Usually this is the top speed you can get from Benchmark tools. In a real situation, there is a lot of parameters that make the speed more "realistic" I'd say.

Sometimes I load Kontakt libraries at 1.2 GB/s, sometimes at 50 MB/s, depends of how many files, size of the files and so on.
Thanks for the comment. Do you have an m.2 SSD drive as well ?
So I understood loading samples in a parallel way would boost my performances ?
Is there any way to make cubase load multiple kontakt instances this way ?
 

Manaberry

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Thanks for the comment. Do you have an m.2 SSD drive as well ?
So I understood loading samples in a parallel way would boost my performances ?
Is there any way to make cubase load multiple kontakt instances this way ?
I have exactly the same SSD as you and I noticed different read values from it when loading my template (Live 10). For instance, the patch "Time Machine" from Spitfire Symphonic Strings is a real pain to load compare to the regular "Core patch". I assume this is due to the complexity of the patch (files size, etc).

I don't use Cubase as a main DAW so I can't help you on the template side sorry.

I do wait 1-2 minutes when I load my template, and all of my Kontakt instances are purged.
You expected more performance from the SSD or you have some real issues using it?
 
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Geffen Studios
I have exactly the same SSD as you and I noticed different read values from it when loading my template (Live 10). For instance, the patch "Time Machine" from Spitfire Symphonic Strings is a real pain to load compare to the regular "Core patch". I assume this is due to the complexity of the patch (files size, etc).

I don't use Cubase as a main DAW so I can't help you on the template side sorry.

I do wait 1-2 minutes when I load my template, and all of my Kontakt instances are purged.
You expected more performance from the SSD or you have some real issues using it?
I expected for more acceleration power (fast load), the whole m.2 concept is relatively new but I believe it could be used better when loading samples.
I can't really complain, my big template could be played smoothly almost as soon as Cubase finishes with the initial load (on my previous desktop it took a while for playback to run smoothly). Wanted to know if I could control kontakt in a way to make the libraries load in a parallel way instead of sequential, I think it is the only chance of boosting the load time :)

Do you know of such feature in kontakt ?