Jump to content
Jdiesel

Transcoding temp drive - to SSD or to not ssd

Recommended Posts

Jdiesel

Are the benefits of using a SSD for the transcoding temp folder worth the impact on SSD drive endurance?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest asrequested

I use an M.2. The amount of live tv I watch, I think it's the best option.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jdiesel

The warranty on my 1TB MX500 is good for 360TB written. I assume it could easily last double if not more than that meaning I could watch my entire library with transcoding multiple times and not reach that limit.

 

Not to mention with the way SSD prices are falling I wouldn't be surprised to see prices cut in half in two years time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest asrequested

NVMe drives are something else to consider.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CBers

NVMe drives are something else to consider.

If your MB has a slot for them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest asrequested

If your MB has a slot for them.

Correct. But I suspect that jdiesel's board is modern enough, that it does.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Spaceboy

I use a old 240gb ssd for my transcoding directory. Works well. I haven’t had to manually empty it and there’s about 2gb of temp files on it at present

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CBers

I use a old 240gb ssd for my transcoding directory. Works well. I haven’t had to manually empty it and there’s about 2gb of temp files on it at present

Is that separate to the SSD you use as a landing zone disk in DriveBender?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Spaceboy

Is that separate to the SSD you use as a landing zone disk in DriveBender?

it is, it’s my old os disk. Using a nvme drive for the DB landing zone
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jdiesel

Correct. But I suspect that jdiesel's board is modern enough, that it does.

 

It is but it wasn't until after I purchased it that I realized my MSI board disabled some of the sata ports when a m.2 drive was attached. Unfortunately I need all the sata ports I can get my hands on for mechanical storage drives so I ended up going with a sata III 2.5" SSD instead. 

Edited by Jdiesel
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest asrequested

It is but it wasn't until after I purchased it that I realized my MSI board disabled some of the sata ports when a m.2 drive was attached. Unfortunately I need all the sata ports I can get my hands on for mechanical storage drives so I ended up going with a sata III 2.5" SSD instead.

Ah, yes, that is a consideration. Intel boards/CPUs don't have a lot channels, and if you need those SATA ports, it's a problem. This is another advantage of the Ryzen hardware. My threadripper baord/CPU has 64 channels, and 8 SATA ports. On my Intel machines, I don't require all of the SATA ports, so I can use an M.2. That said, one of my Gigabyte Intel baords has an M.2 NVMe SSD without disabling any SATA ports.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Floflobel

Do you see a real difference in performance compared to an HDD?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest asrequested

Do you see a real difference in performance compared to an HDD?

That'll vary by use case. Example: if you use a mechanical drive that turns off, then it has to spin up. Which may cause a hiccup.

 

The main reason I used a separate transcode drive, was to limit wear on my primary drive, and to always have enough space. And I chose the drive I have, because yes it's an SSD, but it's a stick that attaches to the motherboard, doesn't take up space and doesn't use cables. It was simply the best option available to me.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Floflobel

That'll vary by use case. Example: if you use a mechanical drive that turns off, then it has to spin up. Which may cause a hiccup.

 

The main reason I used a separate transcode drive, was to limit wear on my primary drive, and to always have enough space. And I chose the drive I have, because yes it's an SSD, but it's a stick that attaches to the motherboard, doesn't take up space and doesn't use cables. It was simply the best option available to me.

Thank you for the return, actually I have a SSD plugged into USB because I have more cable available.

It was used to deport these files that change often to make a full backup of my LXD container.

I will see to put it on a sata drive.

Edited by Floflobel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest asrequested

Thank you for the return, actually I have a SSD plugged into USB because I have more cable available.

It was used to deport these files that change often to make a full backup of my LXD container.

I will see to put it on a sata drive.

A USB port may cause a bottle neck, depending on how many files are being transcoded.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Spaceboy

Do you see a real difference in performance compared to an HDD?

honestly, I can’t say that I can see much difference, just had a spare ssd in the pc once I’d moved my os off it so I thought I would try it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jason'sEmby

I definitely recommend a solid state drive for your transcoding. I have about 20 live TV streams going at one time. Not perfect yet but I'm working with awesome employees to get there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...