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Godseyse
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Hey everyone!

Quick question...

I'm building a new PC. I'm going to be using a SSD for storing all my sample libraries to boost the sample streaming rate, but I'm curious if it would be okay to use SSHD's for the OS, Software, and other data, and then another SSHD for the actual audio projects? I've heard that SSHD's as well as SSD's are much "snapier" in their performance compared to the basic hard drives... I like the sound of that.

I imagine the SSHD would improve the boot times after so many start-ups and since I'll mostly be using my DAW, Photoshop, and FireFox, these should run closely to that of an SSD, no?

Likewise, since I would be going back to my most recent audio projects (more than likely) these should load quickly as well, correct?

Will it be comparable to that of an SSD, or am I just wasting my time?
Clearly, cost wise SSHD's are the way to go even if they are slightly slower than an SSD.
I just want some assurance that I'm making the correct choice in getting SSHD's over SSD's for data and my audio projects.

I've never experienced the power of an SSD or SSHD before, so I'm sure either way the SSHD would be an improvement... at least until the 8gb of cache is used up.
When that happens the SSHD will be like that of a 5400RPM Hard Drive, what will this mean in terms of performance? Slower, obviously, but how much slower?

Thanks for the help!

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I'm not convinced that the benefit of an SSHD is worth the additional cost. 7200 RPM standard hard drives work fine.

I've also heard that SSDs are not good choices if your data will change a lot, but have never confirmed this.
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hibidy
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Godseyse wrote:Hey everyone!

Quick question...

I'm building a new PC. I'm going to be using a SSD for storing all my sample libraries to boost the sample streaming rate, but I'm curious if it would be okay to use SSHD's for the OS, Software, and other data, and then another SSHD for the actual audio projects? I've heard that SSHD's as well as SSD's are much "snapier" in their performance compared to the basic hard drives... I like the sound of that.

I imagine the SSHD would improve the boot times after so many start-ups and since I'll mostly be using my DAW, Photoshop, and FireFox, these should run closely to that of an SSD, no?

Likewise, since I would be going back to my most recent audio projects (more than likely) these should load quickly as well, correct?

Will it be comparable to that of an SSD, or am I just wasting my time?
Clearly, cost wise SSHD's are the way to go even if they are slightly slower than an SSD.
I just want some assurance that I'm making the correct choice in getting SSHD's over SSD's for data and my audio projects.

I've never experienced the power of an SSD or SSHD before, so I'm sure either way the SSHD would be an improvement... at least until the 8gb of cache is used up.
When that happens the SSHD will be like that of a 5400RPM Hard Drive, what will this mean in terms of performance? Slower, obviously, but how much slower?

Thanks for the help!



SSD is SO much faster than 7200 drive. I just built this one about 6 months ago.

All of my OS and libraries are on SSD. I do use a 7200 drive for projects and audio because apparently constantly rewriting ssd is a bad thing. I'm actually looking though in the not so distant future to get a dedicated audio drive that is SSD because it's so quiet. Not really necessary for speed with audio, but I can hear the seagate when doing projects where as an ssd wouldn't do that. When I get one on sale.

@sshd: I looked into those but for audio I wasn't sure. I'd rather have spent the extra 300 bucks for the SSD with plenty of room for all the read stuff. Unless it fails, it was worth the money to me.

One thing that is a bummer though, for whatever reason, komplete stuff still takes FOREVER to load the first time. Once you load any komplete thing (like kontakt) the first time, it's really fast, but this is not an S1 issue, it's something to do with komplete.
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rodgerleeder
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I use a single SSD drive for the OS and recording software, and a 7200 rpm drive for the audio data. SSD's have great read times, which make them totally worthwhile as an operating drive, but their write times are slow compared to a regular drive, making them less effective as a recording drive. You can get SSD's with faster write times, like the Samsung 840 Pro series, but they are pricy, and I have found that I end up with fewer issues using a regular drive. Plus, cheaper and greater capacities.

hibidy
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Now that I DIDN'T know. The only thing I was aware of was constantly writing is not recommended for a SSD. I'll need to research this more.
New computer:

2.6.2/win7x64 ultimate/SSD os and library/i7 4770/16GB ram

Focusrite saffire 14/Novation impulse 49/tons of VST goodies

 
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