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Post by steve » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:43 am

blakovic wrote:I'd kill my SSD within a year because audacity create 30-40gb file from my 500mb audio file which is craaaazy
Probably not.

There's an interesting article starts here: https://techreport.com/review/24841/int ... experiment
and results after 600 TB of writes are here: https://techreport.com/review/26058/the ... fter-600tb
If you write a full 30 GB project, twenty times per day, 7 days per week (600 GB per day), your drive could reasonably be expected to last 1000 days = 2.7+ years. In practice, if your drive has sufficient space to avoid overwriting the same memory locations too often, it could last many times longer. Are you expecting to be working intensively on Audacity projects, 7 days per week, 365 days per year? The primary benefit of SSDs is that they speed up disk-bound processes, which is exactly what audio / video processing applications benefit most from.
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