850 EVO RAID 0 with VE Pro 5 / sample libraries

Jun 27, 2015
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Hi there,

I was wondering if anybody has been using a hackintosh for music composition purposes?

I'm running OS X 10.10.5 and have been running my Sample Libraries.

I predominantly use EastWest PLAY within Vienna Ensemble Pro 5.

i've come across an issue where, even when not running my 2 1tb SSD's in software RAID 0, my samples progressively load slower and slower as my template loads up. They start to load up at full speed as expected, but as loading continues, they load slower and slower, to the point where it goes back down to standard HDD loading speeds for sample libraries.

I'm running both SSD's on the Intel SATA III ports. My hard drives run at full speeds 500mb/s+ read / write as single drives, 900 mb/s+ using Apple Software RAID 0.

Has anybody come across this issue and found a potential solution?