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Nivida Shadowplay - Would you record to your SSD or HDD?

utahraptor

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Since I have the choice and plenty of room on both do you think it would be best to use the HDD for Shadowplay storage? I am concerned about the possible abuse the SSD would sustain long term with this type of crazy disk writing.
 

n0x1ous

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Since I have the choice and plenty of room on both do you think it would be best to use the HDD for Shadowplay storage? I am concerned about the possible abuse the SSD would sustain long term with this type of crazy disk writing.
I think average HDD will be able to keep up with this no prob so go with your storage drive
 

akahoovy

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We have HD cameras at work (720p and 1080i/p) and our hyperdeck shuttles recommend SSDs for recording HD in ProRes or other Quicktime files. If you're going with a higher compression or lower resolution you could probably record to a HDD.
 

MrK6

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Always record with HDD's (as long as they're fast enough to keep up, which most modern drives are), it's better for the drive.
 

imaheadcase

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I picked me up one of those 1TB SSDHD hybrid drives, does 150+MB/s without breaking a sweat, was only $80 when i got it on sale. That said, I would not be concerned with using my SSD drive if if my only option, I forgot the site, but they did a torture test and write 200TB on it and its not failed yet. :D
 

DigDog

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afaik, these last 2 gen of SSD have no problem getting abused; however, i'd like to know as well.
 

Childs

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I was playing with Shadowplay this morning, and there was no problem writing to a single 7200RPM hard drive. On high settings (1080p60) the write speeds needed is only 7MB/s (54Mbps). I wouldnt use an SSD for this because of the storage capacity, and you'll have limits on how much you can record.
 
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