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SSD's not Avid qualified... Should I do it anyway???
Old 14th September 2011
SSD's not Avid qualified... Should I do it anyway???

Hey all,

After doing a lot of searching and reading I've decided to go with an OWC data doubler for my 2009 imac. I'm running PT9.0.3

I had decided to go with an OCZ vertexII 60g or 120g, until I came across the whole "ssd not qualified or recommended" thing on the avid website.

I was planning on using the ssd as my OS drive, and the 1TB that's already in there for my audio drive.

So are there any specific reasons why avid are no no with the ssd?
Any horror stories out there? Or is it that they haven't gotten around to testing all the different ssd options? Anyone know more detailed reasons why to avoid ssd with PT9?

From what I've seen, a lot of people are using ssd's with PT9 quite happily, with good stability.

The other option is putting and a standard 7200rpm drive in the data doubler and using that as my audio drive (keeping the internal for OS)

My main reason for heading in the ssd direction is more for the lack of noise and heat. The fast bootup times is only an added bonus really.

Old 14th September 2011
Gear Maniac

The only ways to run high track counts in PT are "unauthorized". Nobody wants to span their sessions across a bunch of drives. That's crazy. Anyway the short answer is yes its fine, everybody does the unauthorized drive stuff.
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