RAM & ROM upgrade vs peformance

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RAM & ROM upgrade vs peformance

Post by FuZone » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:54 pm

For those who have fully expanded the Fusion's memory ( sector101 ) & installed an SSD drive... Have you noticed an improvement in performance, mainly in boot time and load times in general? Thanks

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Re: RAM & ROM upgrade vs peformance

Post by Jesse » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:11 pm

No improvement to boot time, this memory is used to store active sound samples.

This memory allows to load more sounds in memory with much faster retrieval switching between sounds stored in memory (faster than the hard drive)
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Re: RAM & ROM upgrade vs peformance

Post by FuZone » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:35 pm

thank you, you answered my question regarding the ram upgrade, but what i also wanted to know was that when you expand the memory AND install an SSD, do you see improvement to boot time... as ssd drives seem to improve boot times for most operating systems ... was wondering if those who have upgraded to the recommended pata ssd for their fusion have noticed an improvement to the boot time and overall speed of the Fusion's OS... Thanks

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Re: RAM & ROM upgrade vs peformance

Post by Jesse » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:46 pm

The SSD did not improve boot time in my tests, and the hard disk drive I used had faster access times than the SSD drive.
Access times in the Fusion seem to be limited by it's hard drive interface otherwise the SSD drive should be faster than the hard disk drive.

The biggest advantage of the SSD drive comes in to play if you gig with your Fusion as it is less susceptible to damage from the keyboard being bumped or dropped.
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@jesse wrote:I have that I will run it and a few of the piano's from the Ultimate Piano Collection, which I believe you have also

Ultimate Piano Collection -    FAZ.DYN.32-11 Samples 37.2 MB Time to load Maxtor 40GB IDE/PATA HD 18.4 seconds (parametric Kingspec 128GB PATA SSD 23.58) (WD1600SB 160GB IDE/PATA HD 16.3 seconds)

Ultimate Piano Collection - STWD.DYN 32-11 Samples 35.3 MB Time to load Maxtor 40GB IDE/PATA HD 18.0 seconds (parametric Kingspec 128GB PATA SSD 18.32) (WD1600SB 160GB IDE/PATA HD 15.9 seconds)

Ultimate Piano Collection -        BOES.LD HI1 Samples 37.0 MB Time to load Maxtor 40GB IDE/PATA HD 18.2 seconds (parametric Kingspec 128GB PATA SSD 18.61) (WD1600SB 160GB IDE/PATA HD 16.0 seconds)
My Working Fusion - Open Fusion - PSU(old version)Primary Heat Sink Temp(the short one) It seems that the heat produced by the old version PSU varies - my non working Fusion PSU had a peak temp of 131 and my working Fusion PSU had a peak temp 123.3.

Note: Temperatures shown below are the Peak Temperatures observed.
The Heat Sink Temperatures cycled between 118.7°F and 123.3°F with no activity on the Fusion, The Fusion was simply Idle.
No great temperature change on the Primary heat sink no matter which HD was installed.

HD Storage Device Primary Heat Sink Peak Temp Measured
Maxtor 40GB IDE/PATA HD 123.3°F
Kingspec 64GB PATA SSD 123.3°F
WD 160GB IDE/PATA HD 122.5°F
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Re: RAM & ROM upgrade vs peformance

Post by FuZone » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:29 pm

thanks for clarifying:

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Re: RAM & ROM upgrade vs peformance

Post by 2ManyKeys » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:26 pm

Indeed, the SSD's biggest contribution to the Fusion is not speed. Unfortunately the Fusion's file system access seems to be the speed limiter so even an SSD does not speed things up much at all. The big improvements introduced by an SSD are durability, reliability and also the SSD doesn't even use the 12V power rail off the supply and so greatly decreases the overall load on the supply. My 8HD uses almost 30% less power after the SSD and LED backlight upgrades. The thing runs quite cool now and that means longer life. :-)

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