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SSD's as a hard drive and using HEM/ PT? - Thu Apr 12, 2012, 04:44 PM
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Does anyone own a SSD (solid state drive) instead of a normal hard drive and can you tell me does HEM (or PT if you use it) work much faster on a SSD?

I'm just wondering is it worth the investment considering a SSD costs about £1 per GB?
 
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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:12 AM
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To make it short: Yes it is!

I'm using a 100GB SSD as my Main-Drive for OS, Software and HM and it works a lot faster than my previous HDD setup. I've got another harddrive for other stuff, though.


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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:45 AM
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Many thanks, I have a 17" laptop and not sure if it can take 2 drives. It's also a big investement but as I load more and more hands into HEM (now at 200,000 in 8 months) I can see the time it takes. Another player I know has 2 million so it would probably be essential for him.

I have it set on the radar sometime soon but atm it's still not essential but I'd like to hear from others who use them.
 
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Sun Apr 15, 2012, 03:01 AM
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I think you can make do with a good hard drive if the rest of your hardware is fast, but I agree with Gefallener. I use a 64GB SSD for my boot drive and HM2 loads very quickly. My old computer actually couldn't even open an HM2 graph; it would freeze my computer instead. My old computer had some pieces from the 90's, though.
 

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