I just had an idea for maybe dealing with the load times. The fact that it takes me 20 minutes to fucking load G8F.
My whole DAZ Content Library is about 6TB in size. That’s been built-up over the past 20 or so years working with Poser first and then Studio for the past 15 years or so.
I have a metric fuck-ton of figures and characters.
And as we all know, every time you go to load a figure Studio has to read in every single morph that’s installed for that figure so it can populate the Parameter dials for the UI.
Right now my Library is on a 10TB eSATA external hard drive. Same speed as if the drive was mounted internally in my rig. But magnetic media is slow.
But I can’t move my library to an SSD because they don’t make SSDs large enough (at least that are affordable) to store the library.
Turns out my
data folder is only about 2TB in size (out of that 6TB total).
I can get a 4TB SSD which would be fucking expensive BUT move just the
data folder over to it.
Then I can use the Windows 10 feature to mount a hard drive to a folder path and mount the new 4TB SSD to just the
Because honestly, that’s what takes so much time loading a figure. Reading in everyhing out of
data so Studio can populate the Parameter entries.
I think I’m going to order a new SSD from NewEgg right now.
I’m pretty sure this will work.
I’m also looking at specc’ing out a new rig anyway. My current rig is 4 years old. But the system I’m specc’ing from Puget Systems is an AMD Ryzen with 128GB and (3) 3090s. This is approaching Mac Pro level of spending now.
As a test I moved the
D:\My DAZ 3D Library\data\Daz 3D\Genesis 8 folder to
C:\Genesis 8\. My C: is an nvme SSD and made a Junction link pointing the Genesis 8 folder on D: (magnetic) to C: (SSD).
I then attempted to load Genesis 8.1 Female.
It still took 20 fucking minutes.