What benefit are you hoping for? The only one that occurs to me is the lack of noise.Has anyone gone ahead and tried using an SSD in the HDR-fox?
Interesting BH. Are you trying to destroy it? I assume that you will report back in the fullness of time. Do they have such things as reallocated sectors on the SMART?I am currently running a small SSD by USB on a HD-FOX as the "hard drive", with TSR enabled and it never turned off, as a stress test. Regular readers may recall that I have killed several UPDs in regular service as CF hosts, even without enabling TSR, most likely due to heat (af123 runs a metal-cased UPD without similar problems).
Exactly my point b.(However, SSDs of a realistic size are waaay too expensive to bung in a PVR, IMO)
Of course!Interesting BH. Are you trying to destroy it?
No, but they do have a wear indicator and lifetime estimate.Do they have such things as reallocated sectors on the SMART?
a. SSDs are not suited to AV work with the constant writing and rewriting.
b. Why would you want to waste your money on one that is a suitable size?
c. There would be absolutely no advantage other than a bit of power saving over a 2 1/2" HDD and a bit more compared with a 5 1/4 HDD.
Other than that. I suspect that no one has actually tried one. (for the above reasons)
By all means stick one in your PC/lappy, they make a huge difference to startup and program access times
Which 3 had you in mind?c) I can think of 3 that anyone else can think of plus the reason I'm interested in
Absolutely not. They are wondrous things in places where they give a real benefit, such as a computer boot drive. I have three computers that all have SSDs and am mightily impressed with the added performance they give and I am not in the slightest concerned about the advantages of their quietness or power saving qualities.Do you have some sort of anti-SSD fetish?
And that in itself would have been a stupid answer, even more stupid than the one that I gave.A simple "I don't know of anyone" would have answered my simple question.
OK, so I was partially wrong on that one as others here admit to running one on an HD (not an HDR). But it was only a suspicion anyway.Other than that. I suspect that no one has actually tried one. (for the above reasons)
Theoretically speaking, and notwithstanding that I have yet to break mine (which I don't care about because it was only cheap, and runs out of space pretty quick if I actually record something), I would be concerned about spending out on a decent sized SSD for use in the HDR-FOX because of the risk of reaching its write cycle limit. Okay, I don't know the detail of how wear levelling works, but the 'Fox is constantly writing to a small portion of the disk. Either levelling can move existing, less frequently written, data around to accommodate dynamic data, or it has to confine itself to unused areas of drive (of which there won't be many when it's full of recordings). Either way I would be concerned and more inclined to invest in proven cheap HDD technology than unproven expensive SSD technology.
Has anyone gone ahead and tried using an SSD in the HDR-fox?
Happy new year ... just to be first
You've got one, eh?! How do you get in with it?A standard USB 2.0 drive used for recording on my IP connected V-Box DVB-T2 twin tuner manages to record 4 Freeview-HD channels at the same time across 2 MUX and that's just USB2.0.
You've got one, eh?! How do you get in with it?