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Recording video too much for SSD?

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I'm using Fraps on my current rig to record a game from from 2001. I'm getting huge lag spikes, once about every 15-30 seconds for 2 seconds at a time where the screen almost completely freezes.

I used to run on some older 500gb hard drive before this SSD, and there were no problems whatsoever. Smooth as butter. My SSD sails ahead of anyone on a hard drive when it comes to loading times for games like BF3, but it's having such trouble recording videos...

After some searching around I read somewhere that you have to have something like 500gb-1tb of free space for Fraps to run lag free, but that makes no sense to me at all.
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Just use a separate drive as the recording device.
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All FRAPS needs to record without lag is a fast enough sequential write speed, and contiguous free space. And a good enough CPU to keep up with the realtime encoding to avoid a CPU bottleneck of course.

Whoever said you need 0.5-1TB of free space to record smoothly doesn't know what they're really talking about. On a 2TB Drive, it's possibly to have 500GB of space left scattered all around the drive inbetween fragmented files, and that can cause problems for the recording.

SSDs are not a really good option for FRAPSing to, they're not BAD, but it's much better to just buy 3 drives and put them in a RAID0 setup for 3TB of recording space capable of recording uncompressed 1080p footage at 60 FPS. If you're going to use only FRAPS and not go over 1080p, then you'll be fine with just 2 cheap drives.
Edited by Shadow11377 - 6/23/13 at 4:03pm
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What ssd is it? I am using a250gb WD scorpio black which is a 7200 rpm laptop drive, it can easily handle 1080p @ 30 fps recording using msi afterburner.

What cpu are you using? Is it overclocked? Is the SSD an OS drive too? It's best to have a dedicated recording drive.
Edited by ghostrider85 - 6/23/13 at 4:09pm
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