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HomerJAU

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I’m going through the process of doing Penteo Upmixes of all my stereo files, CD rips, vinyl rips, stereo DVDs etc.

There‘s a fair amount of reading/writing during conversions and my original source files are on my NAS, which is relatively slow using spinning hard drives (HDD).

So I had an idea. I already have a USB 3.1 HDD Docking Station I use for backing up to relatively cheap HDDs:

I bought a new 2TB SSD SATA drive to use as by working drive (you can use a smaller one for sure)

The USB dock is connected to one of my my PC’s USB 3.1 ports (10Gbps) and now I get around 300MB/s transfers from my PC to SSD drive. I can still remove it and whack a backup drive in to do backups, but anything that need file processing is faster. Drives are easily plugged in and removed.

I‘ve copied all my existing stereo files onto the SSD just while I’m working with them for conversions, so now much faster access to them for processing..

This also applies to working with SACD ISOs, DVD and BD rips when you need to convert to FLAC and tag etc. Rip from disc to SSD and then do your thing on the SSD, copy the final files to your music collection on normal (cheaper) storage. The SSD being solely for a fast working drive and significantly faster than a conventional HDD.
 

HomerJAU

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You can also bus UBB 3.1 and USB 3.0 (5Gbps) external SSD drives but they are more expensive per MB than using a dock. The dock also adds ability to use normal 3.5” HDDs (cheap per MB) which are also faster than many external 2,5” USB 3.0 drives.
 
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