Agreed, with madmax you could do without the nvme’s. Just use the turbo drive as temp1 and 110GB ramdisk as temp2. Not sure how good that turbodrive is, but in any case with the new plotter you only need 256 total temp space
Looks like your Corsair has bottlenecked the whole affair. When u see the SSD is 100% utilized and has long response times, it’s being overloaded with requests. So it’s not the size that’s the problem, but the nvme controller and multiple requests.
Sorry to tell you if you’d chosen 4x 1tb Corsairs or whatever, you’d be better off, as u would have 4 nvme controllers working at only 4 jobs each, not 1x nvme controller working at 16 jobs. With what u have I’d try 8 jobs (maybe less), see how it goes. May find completion times are high enough to get 16 plots as before, just split up 8+8 or 6+6+6, etc… Try various combos until you Corsair doesn’t cry for mercy as shown my response times and faster output. Or send it back and get other (nvme) drives, smaller size.
What plot parameters do you use? With 16c/32t Ryzen CPU, 128GB, but using 5x1tb nvmes, I easily ran 15-16 plots at the exact same time, 6min delay. 4098 memory 6-8 threads each. For all to complete, the session took about 11.5-13 hrs.
W/ur two CPUs and 44 cores & 110MB cache between them, you should be doing great, quite the mystery. GUI only, BTW.