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SSD vs. HDD

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SO what's the big deal with SSDs?

 

I have two HDD in my rig, and I chose the slowest for my boot drive. Why? Because it really doesn't matter how fast my OS boots. I restart my computer maybe once every 2 weeks or so. I have a 1 TB SATA300 HDD for my data drive because I do DAW work and I needed that much capacity for those files, and when doing tasks like normalizing a track or time shifting, having the speedier of the two drives was important - could shave 10-15 minutes off the total time on large files.

 

I didnt go the SSD route for my data drive for two reasons:

> They don't make 1 TB SSD, and two 500 GB SSD would be cost prohibitive.

> The DAW files are being written to a lot. And from most of what I have read about SSD, excessive read/writes are what kill them.

 

My question stands. Whats the big deal with SSD's? Especially with people using them as the boot drive. Does it really matter having your system up and running in 15 seconds rather than 45? Why are you rebooting your system so much? If you think you need the speed, why aren't you using the SSD as your data drive, not your boot drive?

 

If you are doing it simply because you can - I can accept that. Hell, that's why I built my hackintosh in the first place. But otherwise, I think I would have a hard time understanding anyone's so called 'need' for an SSD.

 

Flame on!

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4 hours ago, Alex Ho said:

They don't make 1 TB SSD, and two 500 GB SSD would be cost prohibitive.

https://www.amazon.com/1tb-ssd/s?k=1tb+ssd

 

4 hours ago, Alex Ho said:

excessive read/writes are what kill them.

You need research and understand more about TBW.

 

Google has all the answers that you need, in YouTube tons of videos...

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They do make 1TB ssds. Heck, they even have 4 TB SSDs.
I currently have 2 SSDs (one for each OS) and a Hybrid SSD for data and honestly, whenever I am working on a PC with only HDDs I want to throw it out of the window :rofl:

 

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I, for one, respect your position.

 

Instant seek times which manifest themselves in applications opening near instantly after booting.

Nearly non-existent search times.

 

These are all myths promulgated by Big Flash (to make a quick buck).

 

Long live HDD.

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