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What SSD to use on a Mac Build for Audio Applications and why?
Old 26th December 2010
  #1
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What SSD to use on a Mac Build for Audio Applications and why?

Hi Y'all

this may have been asked before but no one really could give a straight answer as far as i could see in the posts history. my apologise if someone has already addressed it somewhere else and i cant find it.

im looking to install a new SSD in my mac pro 8 core. i was told the Patriots were the right ones to use, but i just wanted to get some thoughts on GS as to what brand i should be using any why. i am under the impression there is only a hand full of brands that work best with macs is that correct?

regards

anthony
Old 26th December 2010
  #2
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I have a 80gb intel ssd in my mac pro for samples. Works great
Old 26th December 2010
  #3
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OWC (macsales.com) have their homebrand which is excellent by all accounts.

It uses the 'sandforce' controller chip like the other brands top of the line SSDs and has a sort of "TRIM" capability for mac which is normally only available for windows.

Anyway they are the drives I'm looking at and are apparently probably the most reliable on Mac OS right now if you believe the hype and bring sandforce controllers at an affordable price point

Comes in annoying sizes for me though when 80gb would be ideal
Old 26th December 2010
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Since SSD is a flash drive.. does it eventually lose its ability to write like flash drives in iPods and that of the Macbook Air?

I think you can perform 100,000 writes on both the air and the iPod's with flash drives before they just collapse and cannot be used anymore.
Also dont SSD's run the risk of data loss, particularly if the machine undergoes a powercut for example?
Old 26th December 2010
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There is some truth to what you said about writes. So you don't want to use the SSD as your audio drive. But it would be great for sample libraries, because with those you just write once and then only read after that.

As far as using them for the actual system drive, that might be okay also, because you wouldn't necessarily be writing on them all the time, unless you do a ton of word processing, etc.
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