First of all I want to thank everyone here with all their thoughts and the tweaks guide up top has been helpful in trying to get this running as smooth as possible. Before anyone asks why K35, I think it’s the right solution for me for the long term. I’m very much in the mindset to plot as few times as possible, even if it takes longer initially.
CPU: Ryzen 7 5700G
RAM: flexible, 32GB-128GB DDR4 3200
SSD: flexible. Firecuda 530, Corsair Force MP600 or Inland Premium 1TB drives in a 3x1TB RAID0. I would rather keep all drives the same in RAID0 arrays, but if someone thinks it might squeeze more performance mixing brands as they are all the same capacity I am open to experiments.
Destination drives: easystore drives via usb3
For my first run I didn’t want to tinker around too much so I left most options in the gui as is. I did allow for 14 threads on the cpu to work, but from what I’ve read you might actually lose performance with ryzen processors over 8 threads with 6 threads appearing to be ideal. Upping the Ram a little bit might help as well.
Right now I am at about 28 hours for the first plot and 73% completed. Too slow? Fast, just about right? SSDs in this run are the corsairs and the SSD utilization rate has been fairly low. I’m not sure what to make of this, suggestions?
It also appears I might have an issue with my usb3 port that has my drive connected. System has been rock solid, but the power on count on my easystore is already at 30. No way this is normal, right? I will shuck it and install it internally if it is.
Second run I will up the RAM and set the thread count to 6 and see what that does. I am currently running the system with 48GB RAM installed for those wondering.