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Discussion in 'MediaPortal 1 Talk' started by lodale, October 28, 2013.

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    Thanx for the advice, I guess I will use a separate mechanical HD with 7200 RPM for timeshifting:)


     
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    Really? I've been using one for a couple of years here with no obvious issues. In what way 'break'?
     
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    'Break' is maybe the wrong word.
    They wear out quickly because of the many write operations.

    @lodale

    Do you really need an i7? Are you planning to transcode on the fly or fulfill additional tasks?

    4GB for ramdisk should be ok up to 2 maybe 3 clients. Of course it's depends on how you watch tv.
    I'm using an 8GB ramdisk for 3 clients and it's never filled more than 30-40%.
     
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    OK. How do I tell if it's wearing out? Or will it just fail completely at some point?
     
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    Hard to say. Of course, every HDD/SSD can completly fail at some point. But wearing out depends on the p/e cycle of your SSD.
    As I see you got one from OCZ. In my opinion its not a 'rockstable' SSD but it seems, because you using it already a couple of years, you got one from the few good ones.

    But I wouldn't make too much worries about it. Use CrystalDiskInfo from time to time to check your SSD health and everything should be ok.
     
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    The better the SSD, the more reliable. I have had 2 SSD's fail and finally went with a name brand... much better.
    I also use Hard Disk Sentinel to monitor my SSD and other drives....
     
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