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Ssd vs hdd for surveillance and media streaming

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January 18, 2013 5:38:57 AM

will an SSD work as well as an HDD like the Seagate SV35 for a surveillance system?

Is an SSD better to host and stream media like FLAC and videos than an HDD? Will it prevent my home network from lagging due to HDD boot up? can an SSD be kept on 24/7?
January 18, 2013 5:51:38 AM

will an SSD work as well as an HDD like the Seagate SV35 for a surveillance system? >> yes

Is an SSD better to host and stream media like FLAC and videos than an HDD? >> no, you won't see the video playback any faster...just better seek time, but ssd is not cost wise since it cost way more expensive than mechanical harddrive

Will it prevent my home network from lagging due to HDD boot up? >> if you mean will you have faster boot time, then yes, ssd will speed up your boot time

can an SSD be kept on 24/7? >> yes
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January 18, 2013 6:44:07 AM

will an SSD have a longer life span compared to the HDD like the Seagate SV35 when used for a surveillance system? (lots of writes)

can a hdd be kept on 24/7? how does this affect the life of the hdd/ssd

will an ssd last longer than an hdd as a music server drive (lots of reads)
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January 18, 2013 7:37:33 AM

An SSD will last longer physically, just by right of it not having any moving parts. They do wear out through use, but modern SSD's will last long past the point of their obsolescence so thats not a concern.

If you want to record surveillance footage, a HDD is a much better option. For instance a 3TB drive can be had for ~$150, while to get that much capacity with SSD's (you would need multiple unless you use PCI storage devices) would be more like $1500. Also there would be little benefit to to using an SSD anyway, the extra speed wouldn't help in this usage.

Either will be fine for 24/7 usage.

Same reasons as the above, better off with a HDD.
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