[FFmpeg-devel] Hardware purchase request

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Sat Apr 3 11:24:02 EEST 2021

On Sat, Apr 03, 2021 at 09:39:13AM +0200, Anton Khirnov wrote:
> Quoting Michael Niedermayer (2021-04-02 23:28:46)
> > 
> > IMO some of this list is quite reasonable like a 1TB NVME, then iam not
> > sure why you need a 2nd one.
> This specific part makes a lot of sense to me - you run them in a RAID1
> (mirror) configuration to guard against disk failure, with the secondary
> benefit of higher read performance. I configure my machines that way
> whenever possible.

for a server (which needs 100% uptime) it makes sense. For a desktop system
which one needs backups for anyway iam not sure. A failure of these disks is
not a common occurance
Fact is i never used raid1 on any of my desktop boxes and had i used it the
main benefit probably would have been maybe less stress (which i think would
be a valid justification). But then RAID1 only protects you from some failures 

about speed, these things are 7000MB/​s is that a bottleneck ?
iam using the previous generation of these samsung SSDs here and i certainly
would not describe them as slow and needing 2x their bandwidth. 
but i have a better suggestion here. If its about speed, buy one, and
if it in actual use is a bottleneck and affects work in a materially relevant
way, request a 2nd one.

All that said, i shouldnt have commented about the SSD, my concern is more
the overall cost. over 6k€ feels rather alot to me. For example my most
expensive box i think was less than half that and my subjective oppinion is 
that mine is more than fast enough for my work on FFmpeg.



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