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Old June 20th, 2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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This is an interesting article on things you don't want to do with a SSD...

6 Things You Shouldn’t Do With Solid-State Drives
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Old June 20th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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This is an interesting article on things you don't want to do with a SSD...

6 Things You Shouldn’t Do With Solid-State Drives
Yep that's all pretty spot on. I basically just use my SSD to store my operating system and a few frequently run applications like my NLE. The rest is stored on a RAID.

I haven't had a lot of luck with SSDs in terms of reliability, so I'd never store anything important on one. Last year, I had 2 of them fail completely. So I don't think they're anywhere close to replacing mechanical hard drives for storage purposes.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 09:59 PM   #3
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I wonder how this relates to using SSD drives for recording media in devices such as the Atomos Ninja and Convergent Design's new Odyssey.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 11:53 PM   #4
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Using SSDs for temporary storage is an ideal use - especially since it might be moving around. Hard drives are best used when stationary but silicon isn't bothered by motion. After you've got the shot, transfer it to redundant drives and clear the SSD.

Another great usage is for synthesizer sample libraries. Load up a few gigs. Play your keyboard. The samples are quickly streamed from the drive in random order. It's all reads after only one write. And if the SSD dies, just load your samples to a new one. Sample libs aren't dynamic (except when you upgrade to the next version.)
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