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  • Silk Wolf
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    Joined: Jun 18th, 2008, 11:04
    refills on external drive?
    i've been using reason for a number of years now and have a growing concern/complaint/problem about having to store my refills on my macbook hard drive in order to use them. just on my laptop I have over 25GB of refills that i've collected over the many years i've been using reason and i can't stand it any longer... [b]PLEASE TELL ME THERE IS A WAY FOR ME TO USE MY REFILLS FROM AN EXTERNAL DRIVE![/b] (dear propellerhead... i know it's a simple thing to do and i refuse on upgrading in any form until you please address this.) if i'm wrong and there is a way to do this please let me know!! is there even a 3rd party app or patch??? [b]i need my beautiful hard drive space back on my laptop.[/b]
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  • Christian L
    Posts: 1410
    Joined: Aug 7th, 2006, 11:50
    Re: refills on external drive?
    Sure, you can move your refill to any other drives. It is very easy to do : 1-Open the Browser (Create > Create Instrument...) 2-In the Browser, navigate to the folder that contains the refill on your external drive. 3-Drag the folder (or refill) to the Locations area. You will then be able to quickly select your refills in the Location area of the Browser window. Take care! Christian
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  • Silk Wolf
    Posts: 14
    Joined: Jun 18th, 2008, 11:04
    Re: refills on external drive?
    so now i feel like a newbie all over again. i have no idea how i overlooked this or convinced myself it wasn't possible.. maybe since the main reason refills have to be in the reason folder.. either way, thanks for clearing that up!!!
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  • Christian L
    Posts: 1410
    Joined: Aug 7th, 2006, 11:50
    Re: refills on external drive?
    Excellent! Glad you got it working! :) Christian
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  • Papercut
    Posts: 8
    Joined: Nov 27th, 2006, 05:46
    Re: refills on external drive?
    Is there a performance gain by doing this? If I understand correctly, Reason doesn't stream any sounds from HD, so I assume not. Anyone that knows, please clarify. Thanks!
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: refills on external drive?
    Hi Papercut, It depends on the speeds of your internal drive and external drives: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/forum/audio/propellerhead-reason&id=1561[/url Cheers Rounik
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  • Papercut
    Posts: 8
    Joined: Nov 27th, 2006, 05:46
    Re: refills on external drive?
    [quote:7638]Hi Papercut, It depends on the speeds of your internal drive and external drives: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/forum/audio/propellerhead-reason&id=1561[/url Cheers Rounik[/quote] What if both drives were the same speed? I guess in most cases (all?) that would make the internal faster because of the faster connection with the logic board. But to simplify, let's say both drives were the same speed. I guess my question is whether or not Reason streams any sounds from the hard drive, and if not, is there a benefit by placing it in an equally fast external drive.
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: refills on external drive?
    Well after a little (very brief) research, it seems that Reason does indeed load refills into ram which means in theory there is no benefits from using an external hd for refills. I'll post the original link again properly just for reference: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/forum/audio/propellerhead-reason&id=1561[/url] Cheers Rounik
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  • Papercut
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    Joined: Nov 27th, 2006, 05:46
    Re: refills on external drive?
    Rounik, That's what I thought. Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: refills on external drive?
    Hi Papercut, No problem. It'd be interesting to know for sure if using an external HD does provide some benefit for Reason anyway, due to the general load times. i.e. Operating system and applications being run from the internal and writing / reading information for project data etc. Cheers Rounik
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