Do Kontakt Libraries overheat an SSD?

Pratit Ghosh
Pratit Ghosh Member Posts: 5 Newcomer

I love the Kontakt libraries and have been using them for several years now, and have built up almost 200 GB of Libraries and have started to run out of space on my Laptop. I plan to get an External SSD, A Samsung T7, to have dedicated Library storage. Still, I'm scared that using the libraries (Especially larger ones like the 14 GB Electric Mint, which I plan on getting soon) might overheat and throttle the SSD. Is there a possibility of such a thing happening? Does anyone else here use an SSD and will be able to guide me through this?



  • Tony Jones
    Tony Jones Member Posts: 261 Pro

    Never heard if such a thing, interested to read what others say

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 2,576 Expert

    SSD should have passive cooling... External drives from decent manufacturers should be OK. But even that, loading 14 GB is not big load on SSD.... It is downloaded once...

    But generally, SSD may overheat and throttle, if it gets heavy read/write loads and not appropriate cooling.

  • Kaiwan_NI
    Kaiwan_NI Administrator Posts: 2,437 admin

    @Pratit Ghosh my SSD is hot as hell too when I keep it plugged in for a while. As long as it doesn't crash anything it should be fine (I hope).

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