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#309 - Essential Things I didn't know about Hard Drives

Sluggish playback performance?

You may not need a new computer!

The real problem might be a file transfer bottleneck from a slow drive.

Upgrading this will be a lot cheaper and (potentially) far more effective than buying a shiny new machine.

In this issue of Cut/daily we'll look at how easy it is to calculate the drive and throughput speeds you need to keep pace with your footage.

I'll share some important insights (that I only just discovered) on the internal qualities of SSDs that can make a HUGE difference to your day to day editing experience.

And, as a result of this new learning, why you might want to build your own custom SSD drive for better performance, which thankfully is really easy to do.

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