Sorry, I thought this was an advertisement for vacancies for retired Plod.....
Yes apart from the fact that they're 2.5 inch so if you're installing one in a PC that has a HDD you'll probably need a fitting kit for it.
Agreed. They are very good but OP only needs a relatively small SSD for the OS and software, so he may find a much cheaper option. 32GB might be all he needs. There must be quite a few kicking about left over from upgrades and cheap as most punters want bigger drives.
Sounds like an unnecessary way to wear out his SSD. OP said that speed wasn't a big concern. If he wanted speed, finding a way to utilise the GPU for processing would be the way to do it in that system but for audio it probably isn't required.I’m really not a Windows guy, so I don’t know if this is possible.. but macOS can use an SSD as a cache for a much larger/cheaper HD. Essentially, every write goes to the SSD, and frequently used files (ie the OS at the very least) are cached and read from the SSD. As the SSD fills, less-used files are offloaded to the HD in the background. You get 95% of the performance of a pure-SSD system, with the economy of HD storage capacity.
I have this on one of my machines. A 1TB SSD partitioned into 800/200. The 200GB partition is the cache for a 4TB spinny disk. It appears as one drive, and is not much slower than the 800GB pure SSD.
As I say, not sure if Windows has the feature. Some “SSHDs” were made, with a bit of SSD physically mounted in the same hardware as the HD, but the cache is relatively small.
Sounds like an unnecessary way to wear out his SSD. OP said that speed wasn't a big concern. If he wanted speed, finding a way to utilise the GPU for processing would be the way to do it in that system but for audio it probably isn't required.
Thanks - yeah, can't see them thanks to the fixed chassis - think I might take this opportunity to strip it all back and prune what's not needed - the machine has a bunch of Media slots and connectors in the front that are now obsolete for my uses - I'll cut them out I think.According to the user manual there are 6 SATA connectors on the motherboard
Well that didn't last long - the whole chassis and any housing is riveted.Thanks - yeah, can't see them thanks to the fixed chassis - think I might take this opportunity to strip it all back and prune what's not needed - the machine has a bunch of Media slots and connectors in the front that are now obsolete for my uses - I'll cut them out I think.
Should be fun - watch me **** this right up!
(Hooray! Didn't think I had any, but I've just found a spare SATA cable in my man-bag of PC Cables (obviously there's a different man-bag for bigger cables and extension leads))
The cumulative updates introduced with Windows 10 take a month of Sundays to install. Currently running up a brand new out of the box modern laptop here at work (11th Gen i5, 8GB RAM, M2 SSD). KB50007186 has taken about 45 mins so far to install and is only at about 90%. And that's after it had to update the drivers and had to be rebooted once already (Microsoft Update now force 'authorised' updated drivers install and firmware now. Easier for the end user, problem is it can't install drivers and install large software updates at the same time, so multiple reboots are required.)New drive in, Win 10 all installed but it's updating to the 20h2 version and it's taking forever.
Seems like I may have an audio glitch, but the 4GB RAM is nearly maxed out while it was updating so it's hard to tell. Updated all the drivers for everything so that's good - 8GB new RAM on order and hopefully once the machine has calmed down after all the updates, it should run smoother.
Yes. I've usually found it's a waste of time ordering some unbranded RAM sticks (the only ones still offered at that slot/speed/whatever) that invariably give a bad memory error.The problem with old machines is that the RAM for them is often no longer made and becomes rarer and more expensive.