Doesn't it just! That little tip has just made my day.
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I thought the 300Gb Intel 320s were the recommendation for the LSNAS storage/library disks especially; less so the o/s disk... I seem to recall a Samsung 830 was OK in the LSNAS for the o/s install, unless you planned to use the spare space for music - Intel 320s had to be used for the music files, but not sure that the 40Gb SSD for Stretch would put it at a particular disadvantage, and don't know to what extent the SSD is leveraged in a streamer or is decoding taken care of between CPU cache & RAM, without writting to the swap partition on the SSD?David Neel wrote: ↑2019-11-02 15:20Don't forget that I had Stretch on a 40GB SSD, and Buster on a 300GB. Back in the LSNAS days, it was said that bigger is better for Intel 320s. That said, I kept back the bigger disks for the NAS and used the 40GB for Hakai, but this 300GB was free at the time to enable quick switching. So I'd be very interested in a second opinion on Buster.
For what it's worth, I want to say I ended up using an Intel X25-V 40Gb SSD for my Hakai streamer for the Stretch install - can't say for sure as I was building the NAS and a desktop at the same time as the Hakai, which certainly sounds good enough that it'd be hard to imagine it sounding better with an SSD change. or a distribution upgrade to Buster.
Edit: forget that; the 40Gb SSD went in the LSNAS as the o/s disk, along with two Intel 320s for storage, so the 300Gb 320 must be in my Hakai streamer :)
Ten days in and I've had no desire to experiment further (at this stage!). I'm minus my LP12 for a while so the Hakai is in constant use....
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