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Author Topic: Recording to a hard drive--SSD or HDD?  (Read 797 times)

Offline Ron Hunsicker

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Recording to a hard drive--SSD or HDD?
« on: February 14, 2023, 2308 UTC »
Hello,

I've been recording spectrum collected by my Elad S3 to a SSD.  Today, the SSD died--two computers cannot see it and when I tried to initialize the SSD, the window said nope; I/O errors.

I'm not using the S3's ability to record 24MHz of spectrum, just 400KHz.  In playing back there are many forwards and backs to catch details, so many R/W cycles.

What to you use?  SSD or HDD?  And, if you would, why?

Thanks,

Ron
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Re: Recording to a hard drive--SSD or HDD?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2023, 2220 UTC »
Replying to myself and all of you:

I asked the question to another list-serve (groups.io SDR Radio) and the consensus was to use an HDD drive to avoid a large number of write cycles that might wear an SSD.


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Offline Josh

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Re: Recording to a hard drive--SSD or HDD?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2023, 2010 UTC »
I would consider either an enterprise class hdd or a laptop drive. Both are hardy, the laptop drives will likely use least amount of power and produce less heat, the enterprise drive will likely last longer and have better performance and also commands a higher price going by capacity, but a laptop disk spinning at 5400rpm should do just about all one wants and that is what I use as sdr save drive. The laptop drives are also tiny, if size factors into the criterion.
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