I’m getting ready to go Prime and decided that a new hard drive was a good idea. After all, there’s no point in spending thousands on top of the range gear, then thinking that a hard drive that cost me 50 quid, two hard years ago is gonna be “ok”.
As the blind buzzword at the moment seems to be SSD (solid state drive) I had a look at those and read up on google, firstly for hints of which makes or models to go for. But apparently, they’re not recommended for large media collections.
Also, it seems that if you fill them to over 75% capacity they can give worse performance than spinning motor hard drives. This was a concern for me as I was going to put 900GB onto a 1TB SSD drive, which immediately put me over the 75% capacity, and into the slower than a motor hard drive zone. The solution would be to buy a 2TB SSD to put my 900GB of music onto, but the 2TB SSDs are giddy bonkers prices.
Here’s one of the main articles which I came across.