Moderator: MCH Media Players
- Jun 13, 2013
- Melbourne, Australia
The SSD serves the same purpose as an internal hard drive (also called a hard disk drive or HDD} . A HDD uses rotating disks and mechanical pickups to store information. An SSD has no moving parts at all. Its like a big internal USB drive. SSDs are much faster than HDDs. But high capacity SSDs are very expensive. Prohibitively so to use for something like storing a music library. You will run programs, your media player (Kodi) and your operating system from the SSD. You will store music files on an HDD which is slower, but much larger.ok gents, thank you, now can I purchase the one in the link you posted that has the power cord because I definitely want/need a power cord as it sounds like it is proprietary to this unit, plus for some odd reason it is $10 cheaper with a cord??
I now understand why you want to convert to 5.1 flac not hard just time, got it no problem.
the SSD and the 2x 4g ram just plug in easy, got it.
and an internal hard drive is unnecessary, got it.
so what does linux cost?
I'm preparing to rip my disc collection. Any recommendations for an external optical reader? Thanks.One more thing on conversion. The slowest part is ripping from disc, limited by the optical reader. Since you already have your discs in ISO file format the conversion to FLAC (or DSF) will be much faster.