Would an SSD benefit an always-on machine? Tags: SSD Media Center Boot Storage Last response: September 21, 2010 3:33 PM in Storage Share soop September 21, 2010 3:18:51 PM I know a lot of SSDs get used as boot discs, and I'm also aware that it helps if used as a swap file. But how much would it benefit a machine used as a media center? I'm looking at having it encoding 24/7 too, would it benefit this? More about : ssd benefit machine sminlal a c 415 G Storage September 21, 2010 3:28:57 PM Generally speaking media center machines don't need super-fast drives. Standard hard drives are capable of playing one movie while recording another. So I'm thinking that the biggest benefits of the SSD would be reduced power consumption and noise. But "green" drives work pretty well too, and will get you a LOT more affordable capacity. soop September 21, 2010 3:33:01 PM Thanks sminlal. Noise was the primary consideration, but my secondary drive (spinpoint F1) is barely audible as it is, so I may as well go for another of those. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUpgrading a 'school' laptop with an SSD - would I really notice a benefit? Forum SolvedCan 1 or 2 x SSD's be set to 2,3, or 4 partitions to benefit from any raid array configuration ? ( ie: RAID 0,1,2,3,4,5,10 ? Forum SolvedIs there still real benefit of having Ramdisk on 16GB DDR 1600 + SSD setup Forum SolvedWould I benefit from an SSD ? Forum SolvedWould Adobe premiere and blender benefit from being on the ssd and is it worth it? Forum SolvedDo SSD's benefit gaming? Forum SolvedWill I benefit from putting OS and Apps on separate SSD? Forum SolvedSATA Controller is SATA 3Gb/s. Any benefit getting an 6Gb/s SSD ? Forum SolvedBenefit with 2 raid 0 ssd drives Forum SolvedBenefit to games on hdd with os and programs on ssd? Forum Benefit to having just games installed on a separate SSD vs a separate partition? Forum Is it worth getting a 32gb SSD for page file + files that would benefit from a ram disk? Forum real world use cases that would benefit from 2 X SSD in RAID 0? Forum Use SATA3 SSD over 146GB SAS for ESXi Server- Any benefit? Forum Older graphics card benefit on newer machine? Forum SolvedSSD visible in bios but not in windows however is visible in windows on another machine. Forum would it benefit me more to get a ssd or a graphics card Forum Which kind of programs benefit most by SSD? Forum Is there a BENEFIT of Using a 2nd SSD as a Cache to the Primary SSD? Forum SolvedBenefits of SSD? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !