[ardour-dev] Re: Digital Mixers

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Mar 18 05:56:59 PST 2005

On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 05:48:19 -0500, Paul Davis wrote:
> >On the protools system I use at school, the professor insists that you never
> >record sessions to internal disk EVER.
> I suspect he has no idea what he is talking about. However, this is a
> long lived superstition in the computer audio world, so maybe just let
> sleeping dogs lie. Its certainly better to avoid using the system
> disk, but sometimes that just isn't possible. The world will not blow
> up, things will not automatically go wrong. Certainly not on Linux.

There are practical reasons to say that, (un)plugging external disks is
easier :)

Also, if the internal disk is the system disk its badwidth may be largly
used by the software and OS before you get to do any audio i/o.

- Steve

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