Thanks everyone for your replies! Sorry I've been too busy and have not had time to get back to this thread.
Originally Posted by T_R_S
I have 6 SSD on 3 systems - none have had issues.
I have 2 Western Digital Black Drives that are 2 years old one has failed I am sending it back for warranty replacement.
SSD's are getting cheaper and faster. I have not have a single SSD failure since I started using them 3 years ago.
That's encouraging about SSD's! What SSD brand did you have?
However with DAW technology advancing like RAM Cache on Pro Tools HD - you can playback 250 tracks off a USB thumb drive. |
This is probably going to be a standard feature in all DAW's in the future.
Wow, there's a 128GB thumb drive in there! I didn't know thumb drive storage capacities are now so big. How fast are these compared to SSD or SATA hard drives? Are thumb drives reliable now?
Originally Posted by efflux
I've used SSDs. I still have them in two PCs. My Macbook no longer has one and I just got a Mac Mini server with 7200 rpm drives. No SSDs going in that.
Performance wise, there is no comparison. SSDs are awesome. However, they are unreliable. For a while (I don't know if this is still true) OCZ were terribly unreliable. I had one in my Macbook. It loaded BFD2 samples at lightening speed but it failed.
Thanks for sharing your experience! I guess I'll have to research more on the reliability question and I'll have to avoid the OCZ brand.
For speed, the best place for them is the system drive. It will make the whole system very fast but in another sense this is the worst place to have them when they fail. Best to have them connected as firewire for audio or sample drives in my opinion. Have that backed up though then failure is not a major problem.
Why firewire? I thought SSD's use SATA?
BTW I found a greate site
for researching and comparing SSD's, hard drives, etc.