SSD concern, deleted large video files

vur

New member
After editing ads from TV shows recorded to HDD D:\ I delete the original to the Recycle bin on C:\ which is a new SSD. VRD is also installed on the SSD and it flies.

I empty the Recycle bin now and again. Most of the files there are very large. Am I shortening the life of the SSD?
 

jmc

Active member
After editing ads from TV shows recorded to HDD D:\ I delete the original to the Recycle bin on C:\ which is a new SSD. VRD is also installed on the SSD and it flies.

I empty the Recycle bin now and again. Most of the files there are very large. Am I shortening the life of the SSD?

Technically yes, writing to flash memory slowly breaks it down.
But modern SSDs should last for years and TBytes of data written.

http://techreport.com/review/24841/introducing-the-ssd-endurance-experiment

jmc
 

glenpinn

Member
I dont get this, if you have an SSD as your windows (C) drive, you install your apps to that SSD as well, including VRD.

Edit: I should have said You should import your Video files that need editing onto the SSD, not onto another Hdd like you are doing (Drive-D) and you then output the completed video files onto a secondary Hdd, either inside your computer, or possibly plugged into your Computer via USB3.

Am i missing something here ???
 
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vur

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I dont get this, if you have an SSD as your windows (C) drive, you install your apps to that SSD as well, including VRD.

You import your Video files that need editing onto the SSD, and you output them over to a secondary Hdd, either inside your computer, or possibly plugged into your Computer via USB3.

Am i missing something here ???
Possibly not .... I do get the wrong end of the stick from time to time.

To make clear I record TV files (which are very large) to an HDD . D:\ . To edit the adverts out I drag and drop them into VRD which is (as you thought) installed on SSD C:\. I output over to a secondary Hdd, plugged into my Computer via USB3 (again as you thought).

After the editing I go back to D:\ and delete the raw originals. This sends them to the Recycle Bin on SSD C:\ and later I empty the bin. It is the fact that those files are very large single files that worries me, rightly or wrongly.
I am aware that I can set VRD to delete the raw originals afterwards but I'd rather not as sometimes it has been handy to retrieve them from the bin.
 
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glenpinn

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I must still be missing something here again.

So you have an SSD with windows installed, and naturally all your software is installed on that windows drive as well, unless you specify a different Partition or Hdd, which you can actually do.

So the SSD is C-Drive, but you say that your recorded video files are on Drive D, and you drag/drop them into VRD that is installed on your SSD (C-Drive)

This process of "Drag and Drop" your files into VRD from the D-Drive Hddd is not the same as what i do, in your case, VRD has to read those files from a completely different Hdd, and then you are sending the output files to yet another 3rd Drive attached to your computer, so why are you concerned about your SSD failing because of this.

My workflow doesn't work like that, i dump my recorded video files from my camera directly on my SSD drive (the Video folder) which is the same drive that Windows and VRD is installed, i then set my output directory to a 2tb portable Hdd (usb3) that is connected to my computer, this way VRD is reading the video files directly from the working Drive, which is the SSD, not from another Hdd, then it writes the output video files to the portable drive.

To me this is a lot more efficient than usung 3 different Drives.

When all my outputs are completed, and i am happy with the finished videos (edited) i then retain the original camera files which i store temporarily on another 2tb portable Hdd, and when i know that i don't need them any more, i delete them, and this in turn puts them into the recycle bin on my Windows SSD (as it is part of windows anyway) and then i empty the recycle bin manually to get rid of them permanently.
 

amalsher

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Possibly not .... I do get the wrong end of the stick from time to time.

To make clear I record TV files (which are very large) to an HDD . D:\ . To edit the adverts out I drag and drop them into VRD which is (as you thought) installed on SSD C:\. I output over to a secondary Hdd, plugged into my Computer via USB3 (again as you thought).

After the editing I go back to D:\ and delete the raw originals. This sends them to the Recycle Bin on SSD C:\ and later I empty the bin. It is the fact that those files are very large single files that worries me, rightly or wrongly.
I am aware that I can set VRD to delete the raw originals afterwards but I'd rather not as sometimes it has been handy to retrieve them from the bin.
Unless I am mistaken, if you delete a file on any local disk, windoz will use the recycle bin ON THAT DRIVE. It is not stupid enough to move it to your C: drive.
I generally use VRD reading from network drive, and output to my SSD C: drive, and then move it (if I want to keep it for some time) to another network drive.
I then use a video server to deliver upon request from there to my TV.
Alan
 

vur

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Thanks amalsher. Even though windoz " is not stupid enough to move it to your C: drive. " I was stupid enough to always think there was only one Recycle Bin because there's only one thing to click on to open and therefore it would most likely be on C: . For 17 years I have been ignorant and I have never read any talk of recycle binS

I just rt clicked on it on the desktop & checked Properties and can see 3 bins (D:, C:, and E)

glenpinn ... now I see why you were bewildered ... sorry.... I am bowing from the ankles in your direction.

That reminds me, tonight is the night to put the rubbish binS out. :rolleyes:
 
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