[ardour-users] Ardour DAW - Hardware advice please..

vanDongen/Gilcher gml at xs4all.nl
Thu Dec 16 04:53:53 PST 2004

On Thursday 16 December 2004 10:22, Wolfgang Woehl wrote:

> (24 tracks x 44100 samples x 4 bytes each) per second = about 4 MB/sec.
> Recording 24 tracks at once means access to 48 peak and wav files but
> not even your filesystem (journalled or not) can bottleneck this. I
> just tried: No problem -- this is with a 9652, a cheap Maxtor IDE
> drive, athlon xp on asus a7v8x-x from the stone-ages and 512MB memory.

Very true
But it is important to think of the kind of editing you plan to do.
For tracking with the occasional punch-in any modern disk will do.
If you plan to do serious discontious editing, and maybe running a 
giga-sampler-clone as well you need very fast seek times.
Especially if you are recording stuff and playing back a lot of short 
fragments from very different locations on the hard-drive. 
Not sure how a raid setup works in this kind of context.


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