[LAU] SSD for audio

Arnold Krille arnold at arnoldarts.de
Tue Nov 30 19:06:32 UTC 2010

On Tuesday 30 November 2010 19:34:06 rosea.grammostola wrote:
> On 11/08/2010 05:24 PM, Joe Hartley wrote:
> > On Sat, 06 Nov 2010 14:34:32 +0100
> > 
> > "rosea.grammostola"<rosea.grammostola at gmail.com>  wrote:
> >> On 11/05/2010 03:42 PM, Joe Hartley wrote:
> >>> I just installed 2 SATA drives in my studio system to replace the 3 ATA
> >>> drives in there now: an 80 GB for the current projects and a 500 GB
> >>> 2.5" mag drive for the OS and all the non-live projects.  This then
> >>> all gets backed up over the network.  I'm going to pull the power to
> >>> the ATA drives today and see how much it changes the noise generated.
> >> 
> >> This is SSD? Why 2.5" and not 3.5"
> >> Which size SSD is recommended for a Desktop pc?
> > 
> > I went with the smaller drives for a few reasons.  One is that the
> > smaller drives are easily obtainable for me.  My company makes storage
> > systems that use 2.5" drives exclusively, and have proven the 2.5"
> > drives (at least the Constellations) to be both performant and rugged
> > enough for the task, so I wasn't worried about the smaller drives
> > lacking in that regard.  The other issue was that I didn't have room for
> > any more larger drives (though I'll be able to pull them now that the
> > system has proved itself), but I did have room for the 2.5" drives.
> > 
> >> Hmm when I set cpu scaling on performance, the fan of my T61 makes to
> >> much noise for a SSD to be valuable...
> > 
> > I've been trying to resurrect a T61 a friend had given to me.  It's got a
> > known issue with the onboard video memory, so the only real fix is a mobo
> > replacement, but in researching that, I found that there's a known issue
> > with the T61 and fan noise.  Check out the website
> > http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_control_fan_speed
> > There seem to some things that can be done to minimize it.  Good luck!
> Are ssd drives cooler then normal hdd's?
> A normal hdd gets damaged at 55 degrees Celsius more or less, how is
> that for ssd?

90°C are the max for hdd (there the magnetism is lost). 55°C is very well 
possible, though not recommended. It certainly doesn't degrade the disk.

SSD are nice as they are faster for seeking. Continuous transfer-rates with 
are about the same for ssd and hdd at least in the range where they aren't to 
pricey for normal people.
If you want to use one: Use it for the current projects you are working on. 
Leave the operating system on the traditional hdd. You boot your os only once 
a day. Once ardour is running, the current project is reading many chunks of 
data from different files in rapid succession. Exactly what the main advantage 
of ssd is...

Have fun,

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