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The audio processing speed is dependent entirely on the speed of the CPU and RAM in the machine. Storing the DAW software itself on a slow hard drive will not have any effect at all on the processing speed. What will be critical however is where you store the audio that you are working with. Most DAW's will buffer audio to a certain extent, mitigating the ...


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They do argument, that the OS does not need to run on a fast hard drive That maybe made sense a couple of years ago when SSDs were expensive and small, so you'd use them for the most critical data only. These days, the price difference is small enough to just go for the SSD for everything except archival storage. I have two computers from the same year, ...


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