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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove sminlal Storage Expert 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. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Would an SSD benefit an always-on machine?> Related ressources: ForumSteambox as my "next gen console." Any advice? ForumIssues with installing Lucid MVP on z77 sabertooth, i5 2550k ForumIdle Chit Chat... ForumLow Power Linux Machine ForumFeedback on, yet another, HTPC ForumCPU that can handle online research & downloads 24X7 for < USD 600 ForumBenefit of second CPU on IBM server ForumSSD or Caviar Black for gaming machine ? ForumGA-X58A-UD3R - AHCI \ I DE Benefit ? ForumGood MoBo for the 3570k? ForumBought an intel ssd for gaming machine , having 2nd thoughts ForumNew $1000 power Mini-ITX build ForumWill I lose any benefits of an SSD drive if I JBOD it with a SATA HDD? ForumNew HTPC: Please review and comment... ForumIntel CPU technologies ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumASUS G73JH-X3 + SSD Boot drive Forum[Solved] How to Clean SSD Drive after Speed Test/Defrag ForumPhotofast ? SSD pcie 1,400 MB/s read; 1,500 MB/s write Forum[Solved] Should I buy 2gigs of ram instead of 4gigs and use the money I saved to buy an S More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !