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Todd Simpson
post Dec 26 2016, 09:12 AM
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I added a 500 GB SSD (Solid State Drive, no moving parts) to my oldest laptop. A 2011, 13 inch, dual core i5. Not exactly a barn burner. This one change made it in to a new machine. It just screams. Apps launch right away, even huge apps like daws that I used to have to wait forever for. The boot process is crazy quick. If you are going to invest in your home studio. Put something in an SSD ASAP smile.gif Here is a little test screen grab of the performance. Read speeds 280 Megabytes (not megabits, 8 bits in a byte) and read speeds of 400 Megabytes per second! Here is a sandisk 480 gb ssd drive for $120. Pretty darn cheap considering the performance boost. Feels like a new machine. It has 16 gb of ram which is also darn cheap these days. For a machine that is 5 years old, it runs logic x with wads of plugins just fine. smile.gif https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F9G46Q8/ref=dp_cerb_2 Attached Image


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post Dec 26 2016, 09:35 AM
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Unfortunately a 500 GB SSD here is at least $200, if not at least $250. It's on my list for sure, but there are other things I'd rather own before upgrading my 80 GB SSD to a 500 one.


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post Dec 26 2016, 03:10 PM
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I'll also get one when making a new computer (probably next year), the old tech is good for archiveing though.


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Todd Simpson
post Dec 27 2016, 04:25 AM
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I've got a 250 GB SSD in one of my production laptops that just has the operating system and music related apps. It cost about $99. Best money I ever spent. I also have a bigger hard drive in it. A 500 gb slow drive that is fine for archiving and storing projects and such as Mertay mentioned smile.gif But I know money is always tight, believe me. It's good that ssd drives are on your list! It makes booting, waiting for apps to start, bit string libraries to load, a breeze. Todd P.S. OLA ENGLUND himself even gave the pic a like that I posted on instagram showing the new drive speeds. He's a big ssd fan as well.
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Unfortunately a 500 GB SSD here is at least $200, if not at least $250. It's on my list for sure, but there are other things I'd rather own before upgrading my 80 GB SSD to a 500 one.



I tested my primary music production laptop with a bigger 960 GB drive that's a bit new and it hit the red line on read and write performance nearly 500 Megabytes per second. At that point, you could record about as many tracks of 192khz audio as you like and record HD video at the same time to the same drive.
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