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How would I make my recorded video files automatically go over to an HDD from an SSD?

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December 16, 2013 5:05:20 PM

So, I am a gamer, and I enjoy to record gameplay and upload it to YouTube. I really want an SSD for Windows boot times, game loading speed, and frame rate while recording. If I get an SSD, I would want to get the Samsung 840 Pro 256Gb, because I do not have very much money, and want to spend as little as possible. Now, the Windows installation isn't that large of a file, so I could copy that into the SSD with much more room to spare. Then, I would move my favorite games from steam over into my SSD. I would allow for maybe 50 GB to spare, for recordings. And, here's the problem. I could split up the files into 4 GB sections with Fraps, but that 50 GB will be used before the end of an average recording. I want to know if, while recording, there would be some way to tell the computer to automatically move the 4GB sections over to my 2TB HDD, so that I won't run out of space on the SSD, but I will still get the benefits of the far faster write speeds. If this is not possible, then I will end up needing to buy the 512GB SSD, and blow $440, instead of $211. But, then again, I may want a larger SSD to contain all of my games, and this may be pointless. Anyways, this could still come in handy.

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December 17, 2013 5:47:17 AM

Are u using SSD and HDD together?
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December 17, 2013 8:07:03 AM

I don't know if there is a way to automatically move the files from the SSD to the HDD while recording. You should be able to record directly to the HDD and the write speeds should be fine. I don't use FRAPS but assume it will let you choose the destination drive of your recordings. If a 7200 rpm drive is not fast enough for you then consider a 10,000 rpm drive. I've had a camcorder connected to a laptop and recorded directly to a 7200 rpm drive and never experienced any loss of video quality. It's a good idea to have a scratch drive, which the HDD would be, so that you are not saving recordings on the same drive that the capture software is stored.
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December 19, 2013 7:54:32 AM

kenrivers said:
I don't know if there is a way to automatically move the files from the SSD to the HDD while recording. You should be able to record directly to the HDD and the write speeds should be fine. I don't use FRAPS but assume it will let you choose the destination drive of your recordings. If a 7200 rpm drive is not fast enough for you then consider a 10,000 rpm drive. I've had a camcorder connected to a laptop and recorded directly to a 7200 rpm drive and never experienced any loss of video quality. It's a good idea to have a scratch drive, which the HDD would be, so that you are not saving recordings on the same drive that the capture software is stored.


I believe that I just found a program that will automatically move my files from one folder to another! Its called QuickMove, if anyone wants to use it. I hope that it doesn't cause random lag spikes when it transfers though. Hmm... I'll have to find out.
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