This article outlines the recommended drive types and disk formats for storing your Native Instruments content.
Network or NAS Drives
In general, we do not recommend installing or storing your libraries or content on network or NAS drives. Please use internal drives or external USB drives only. This article explains how to set the install locations in Native Access.
Network or NAS drives can however be used to store backups of your Native Instruments content.
For best results, your external drive should be formatted the same as your operating system's native format. We do not recommend storing your libraries and content on drives formatted otherwise to those mentioned below:
The standard format is HFS+ (Mac OS Extended) for OS 10.12 and earlier and Apple File System (APFS) for OS 10.13 and later.
For further information on how to check what your disk is formatted to on a Mac computer, please see this article.
The standard format is NTFS. To check the format of your disk(s):
- Open a Windows Explorer Window.
- Choose "This PC" from the left menu pane.
- Right-click on the hard drive you want to check and select "Properties" from the pop-up menu.
- The file system format will be specified near the top of the Properties window.