Hi, I am re-gurungitating my system after time in a dark green slimy swamp. It’s mostly done, (see sig) but I am considering replacing an aging samples drive.
There is much myth on this subject but the general advice is ‘fast as you can get’ , I cant really contemplate a SSD as the space will need to be about 4tb.
Hybrid drives have a small amount of SSD memory (about 5 gig) which gets to run the cache and within which there is an app to pre-fetch data and put it in the punchy SSD portion, ready for action - after it learns what is being called for. At first they are slow but later - apparently - they get faster.
I know there are hybrids around and I was thinking about these. I know read write speeds are not simple constants, so for music purposes there is probably an ‘optimum’ hybrid.
What are people going for these days… what’s on the drool list?