It’s time to go SSD. I currently run 2x 7200rpm SATA 2 IDEs: one for the system, the other for project audio, and I’m beginning to wonder if I need two drives any more. I’ve only got 8 ins and typically use no more than 3 at a time. But I also have Jamstix and BFD, which I want to be able to run simultaneously. I’ve maxxed out my DDR3 RAM to 16GB, tiny maybe by today’s standards but I’m not sure it’s going to be enough - things are a bit jerky when I drag them around.
This two-disk setup has always been a no-brainer but now I’m not so sure. I was talking to the JS guy (Ralph) and he said that with an SSD streaming performance questions are a “non-issue”. I expect it would be the same for BFD, even with having SATA 2 and not getting the max out of the SSD. It’s starting to sound like the extra performance of an SSD means that I might be able to get away with a single 1TB SSD for everything: system and apps, recording and running streamed-audio VSTis.
What do you all reckon? There must be someone who’s already trodden this path but I would be grateful for all thoughts on the matter.