SSD for playing audio - good idea or bad?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Chupa Chupa, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    I have a hard-wired whole home A/V system and use a 2009 Mac Mini to stream my music (mostly ALAC) through it via a regular A/V receiver. Currently my music is on an external FW400 drive but the hard drive is getting up in age so I want to clone it to fresh media before something bad happens.

    Since SSDs have come down in price I was thinking of using one of those instead of a hard drive. My thought - less heat production in a somewhat confined space. My current ext drive can get piping hot.

    So is this a decent idea or is there something about SSDs that would make this a potential disaster?
     
  2. maturola macrumors 68040

    maturola

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    No a bad idea, nothing that would make it a disaster, but IMO completely unnecessary, using an SSD for audio playback is like using a Xenon Quad core processor for playing minesweeper.
     
  3. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

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    I like that analogy, very true. I would say overkill.

    add a 1TB internal to the mini probably for much less. my mini sits in my stereo rack, and its pretty warm in there and have never had any issues.
     

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