Finally, after ~24hrs of transferring 2TB of data from a slow drive to a faster one and upgrading the RAM on my production laptop, my systems are running really well. I’m glad that I opted for this route instead of buying a new computer as I believe in using your current resources to the max before hopping onto major upgrades. I will eventually get a new rig but not at this moment.
I tested my new system on some of my more demanding Reaper sessions that caused 100% disk usage and it wasn’t even close to making the new drive sweat. Definitely thankful I went this upgrade route so it gives me more time to select a more appropriate rig.