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UDO Super 6 review - small point of clarification

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UDO Super 6 review - small point of clarification

PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:13 pm
by Eddy Deegan
The 'Bootloading' info box on page 2 of the UDO Super 6 review states:

By starting up the Super 6 in a couple of special bootloader modes, the internal hard drive can be mounted on a computer desktop to give access to files.

According to their firmware update instructions, the boot disk on the Super 6 is about 2.7MB in size, so I would have assumed it to be some form of flash storage rather than a hard drive.

If there really was a hard drive in it that would certainly be worth knowing but I have a suspicion there isn't one, which I think is better than if there was one due to the longevity issues associated with hard drives as most people understand the term.

Re: UDO Super 6 review - small point of clarification

PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:52 pm
by BJG145
I guess we're at a point of evolutionary change in the nomenclature of these devices. The manual refers to it as a disk drive, and talks about accessing it like a USB drive...but, no, it's not going to have plates spinning at 7200rpm; it'll be some kind of user-addressable solid-state storage. Dunno how much, presumably a reasonable amount as it seems to be for storing user waveforms or something.

You could say that "hard drive" was originally a distinction from "floppy drive", and SSDs are still pretty solid. I think if I was talking to someone about the place inside their laptop where they store files I might call it the "internal hard drive" even if it was NVMe. But admittedly, I'm increasingly becoming a bit of an IT dinosaur these days.