[LAU] SSD for audio

Louis Gorenfeld louis.gorenfeld at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 15:17:15 UTC 2010

My experience with them has been that they are great for streaming samples
off disk, say for DFD.  I did some benchmarks with that, and got better
performance out of a SSD with slower throughput than a much faster hard
drive (with a small buffer size), I suppose because it's not seeking all
over the map.  I'm not sure about writing or recording audio streams; the
expensive ones are probably good, but I do know that the less expensive
solid state media are slow to write to.


On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 2:07 AM, rosea.grammostola <
rosea.grammostola at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> SSD disks seems to be fast and silent... but are they suitable for audio
> data, or is it better to just install your basesystem on it?
> I know the masters of openoctave.org are using SSD for samples, at least.
> Other sounds on the Internet are that SSD is not perfect for audio (yet).
> Regards,
> \r
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