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Re: Get an SSD!

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:54 am
by Patanjali
silhouette wrote:Apparently the bigger the drive the longer they last potentially. All to do with the Write Endurance Rate!!!
Actually, given the limit of 10k writes per block for commercial SSDs, the effective life of an SSD is:
a) Proportional to the ongoing spare space on the drive.
b) Inversely proportional to the amount of writing.

By my calculations, unless you are using your SSDs for 24x7 activities, like web databases or a super-busy professional massively multi-track studio, a minimum of 10-15GB spare space on an SSD will allow it to last 100+ years, which means that it will probably be obsolete or fail catastrophically before that.

Re: Get an SSD!

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:10 pm
by Patanjali
Just for info on the Icydock, mine became exceedingly unreliable in the last year -- neither OS booting up half the time--, so I pulled it out, and now use a US$13 6-way SATA power switch to turn off the drive I don't want to boot from, or keep the sample and projects drive off when not required (which is 99.9% of the time these days).

Re: Get an SSD!

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:40 am
by currentsound
I have the older Samsung 850 Pro SSDs. They have 10 year warranty. I did actually have one die but Samsung replaced it. SSDs tend to just die without warning unlike regular hard drives which often show some signs of data corruption or slowing down before dying. Just make sure to keep everything backed up.

People that use Kontkat and large recording sessions with many audio tracks benefit the most from SSDs.

Re: Get an SSD!

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:30 pm
by Patanjali
currentsound wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:40 am
People that use Kontkat and large recording sessions with many audio tracks benefit the most from SSDs.
In general, SSDs solve any DAW storage performance issues.

Fortunately, none of my SSDs were damaged by the IcyDock.