SSD Roundup August 2009

9. Adobe Media Encoder11. Gaming


Music Encoding


Our music conversion test takes a 15 track lossless album and converts it using CD-DA convertor into 128Kbps MP3 format. Once again the drives are acting as source and destination for the files.

Like the video encoding test there are some benefits when changing between drives however whether they are significant enough to merit choosing an SSD over a larger capacity mechanical drive is really down to the individual and their needs. Essentially those who convert a lot of music will benefit more over time however those who rarely do it may prefer the capacity of a mechanical drive. When looking at the results achieved it is interesting to see that the faster specifications of the OCZ drive allow it to match the Samsung based Corsair model where as a standard Indilinx based drive falls a couple of seconds behind.

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