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Old 04-05-2010, 12:53 PM
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Default Has anyone tried the Solid State HDs?

these things are about 7 times faster than the current 7200 RPM SATA drives. Storage is limited to 160 GB right now for a ton of money but the 128 GB is around $300. Will PT run with them? Are they worth the money?
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:36 PM
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Default Re: Has anyone tried the Solid State HDs?

You need Windows7 to really take advantage of them and maintain them correctly using the built in Trim Support. XP can take advantage pf the speed but you will need to maintain the drives manually on a regular basis. There are two reasons to wait right now. One is that Win7 will hopefully be qualified soon and two is that the SSD prices will drop this fall when the memory the SSD's use will undergo process change that will let them manufacture larger quantity of memory cheaper that has more capacity. If you can wait till this fall you will probably be able to get a drive with 2/3rds more capacity for 2/3s of the price.

I'm waiting. (but I want a one bad)
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:39 AM
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Default Re: Has anyone tried the Solid State HDs?

SSD's are slower at writing I think. Or has that changed?
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:32 AM
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SSD's are slower at writing I think. Or has that changed?
They can be but as I recall it depends on the type. Theres SLC and MLC, ones faster at writes. I forget which (I think its the MLC). Most are using these for boot drives at this point. These will be killer for streaming Samples and Video from. Given the type if writes PT does they may not offer a huge benefit while recording but should play back great and ease the load on sessions with high edit density's.
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:43 PM
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Default Re: Has anyone tried the Solid State HDs?

Thanks. I'll wait.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:07 PM
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Default Re: Has anyone tried the Solid State HDs?

Take it from me. An SSD Drive will be the fastest upgrade you will ever have witnessed on your computer.

It has nothing to do with Win 7 and no offence to the other posters tbut they clearly dont use one. An SSD will make your computer fly whether your on XP or Win 7.


Im amazed the musician fraternity havent jumped on this, but then again its always the gamers that are on to the cutting edge stuff long before musicians. An ssd is basically ram. But DONT get the cheapest, check the specks. They are not all the same. But anything from a 60mb to 120mb transfer rate per second is pretty amazing...try getting that from any mechanical drive. They simply blow away everything including Raptors.

But theres a trick to using them. You dont stuff your computer with an SSD C drive and an SSD recording drive (well you can but thats going to get expensive) The trick is to work off the one drive and backup your sessions to some sort of external solution once your finished with them, if you then need to go back and work on them drag that session on to the SSD drive. If you have mechanical drives for recording, samples, System as many of us do that all slows the computer down when reading from multiple drives (logical when you think about it). If you can afford three SSDs then fair enough. But If not get a 160gb which will easily hold your working sessions, audio files, and your most used samples as well as the OS and just back that whole drive up daily. Have another external drive for your gigs of samples and when you add one to a session copy it to the SSD working session C drive so everything is being read from that. All audio should be recorded and read from to it.

They are definitely the future. The price of SSD drives is coming down.
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:28 PM
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Default Re: Has anyone tried the Solid State HDs?

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........ XP can take advantage pf the speed but you will need to maintain the drives manually on a regular basis......
Please...tell me more of this maintenance you speak of ......
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