What kind of solid state hard drive would I need to record at 60 FPS with FRAPS?
Topic: Writing applications for windows 8
July 20, 2019 / By Ethel Question:
I'm seriously considering buying a Solid State Hard Drive (SSHD) because I intend to do a lot of video editing with FRAPS. I tried doing some FRAPSing with Fate today, and it lagged like a mofo. So I ran the resource monitor filtering FRAPS as the criteria, and found out that the reason FRAPS lags so much is because my 7200 RPM Hitachi SATA drive that's 750 GB can't keep up (It shoots up to 100% frequently and is bottlenecked because of it). I'm also considering a DX9/10/10.1 alternative recorder, but I'm afraid it wouldn't be as high quality. Is there anything out there that has excellent compression ratio but offers the quality of FRAPS without killing my hard drive? I have an Intel Core I7 920, which is 10.44 GHz over 8 threads and 4 processors. I'm running Windows 7.
But back to the question at hand. I really WOULD like to purchase a large solid state hard drive, simply because I transfer and need access to files so often. It would be much apprectiated if someone could tell me what level of SSHD flash would be suitable for insertion on a standardized drive bay. Also, would it be bottlenecked, and should I rather consider an SATA setup instead? Do I need special equipment to use an SSHD? Also, are there any ESATA SSHD's over 500 GB?
DXTory has horrid syncing problems and even with 5 write folders with a massive number of 3D sprites on the screen it just couldn't keep up. I think fraps at half size and an upconvert later is still my best option. I mean, when your normal res is running at 1920 x 1080 and you're running the game native it doesn't exactly look horrible when half size looks about like a widescreen DVD upconvert (and a little better). But DXTory is an utter bomb if it works like this for every game. I'll give gamecam a try, but I think fraps is still my best bet.
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Clarissa | 3 days ago
I haven't kept up with the latest SSD but did work with it a few years back. The older technology didn't give the performance increase we had hoped. We had a fairly graphically intense application and figured to use the SSD as our scratch folder and image writer folder, essentially leaving the OS to use the CPU, memory, and the SSD only for the process. We did this on a UNIX system with multiple controllers and were able to dedicate one of the controllers to the SSD. In a home system, I'm not sure you'd solve the bottleneck problem if the SSD ends up attached as a SATA connector so you may want to look at adding a PCI card to ensure a separate path.
As an option to SSD (not sure the price has come down enough to make it reasonable), you may want to look at other options:
- Set up a RAID device with a RAID level 0 configuration. This will enable stripe volumes and support high performance. The downside to RAID 0 is that a single disk failure will cause data loss (no redundancy that you see in other RAID levels). Since this is game capture, it probably is acceptable to take the chance of a disk failure to gain the performance increase.
- Look at video capture software that can utilize the PCs memory more. Not sure how much memory you have on your system, but if you have a 64 bit OS and a decent amount of RAM, you may gain some performance benefits by dedicating the FRAPS to use RAM rather than temporary disk space.
- Take a look at setting up a Fibre Channel card to hook into an external storage device. Build a fast storage device. The card linked below supports 800MB/s throughput per channel in full-duplex mode.
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SSDs are still expensive, it's about 2-3 dollars per GB. Intel makes the fastest and most reliable SSDs.
This is the one I have:
just move the videos over to your current HD when it's done recording so you don't need a huge SSD. SSDs can be inserted into a standard 3.5" bay if you have an adapter (the one I have came with it).
are you sure it's the hard drive causing the lag? I used to record games like COD4 and MW2 on my 7200RPM HD without a problem (i7 920, 6GB RAM, GTX285 SLi, Win7). Will lowering the graphic setting help? It also might be something with your graphic card.
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I can only speak from personal experience.
I've been using two SSDs on my computer for well over a year now. No problems whatsoever.
I also have a 750G 'spinner' which I use for various things such as temporary backups, data, photos, etc. Things that have no need for speed.
Both SSDs are Intels. One is a 40G which is my system drive. I don't put any programs on this disk; it is soley used for the Windows OS.
The other is an 80G SSD on which I put my programs/applications.
If I were to buy another SSD I'd buy an Intel only because I haven't had a single problem with the two that I own.
When you do finally get an SSD of your own, stand back! Your computer will levitate :-)
Originally Answered: Fast Solid State Drive?
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