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lodale

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Oh so thats pr client! What do you think about partioning my SSD disk and use one partion to OS and the other for timeshifting? And installing Win 7 64bs for being able to use all of my 8 GB memory?
Don't use a SSD for Timehsifting! You will break it!

I use a Wester Digital HDD, which is designed for A/V stuff and I have absolutely no problems :) Even if I record 3 programs on this HDD and watch Live Tv there is no stutter, no discontinues.
Thanx for the advice, I guess I will use a separate mechanical HD with 7200 RPM for timeshifting:)
 

radical

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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%.
 

radical

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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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