[ardour-users] hard drive speed
derek at x-i.net
Thu Mar 11 10:44:17 PST 2004
It's possible to get 5400 rpm harddrive disks for laptops after-market,
but not much faster. And certainly not cheaply. Harddrive speed isn't
*so* important for 16 bit/stereo recording [although it certainly
factors in!], but don't expect good results if you want to do
multitracking or 32 bit sound. Since native Ardour format is 32 bit
float, I would warn against such a slow harddrive in the long run. Espc
if you want multi-track recording, double so if you want to monitor
other channels at the same time.
Better [=faster+more reliable] than USB would be a firewire drive.
External firewire interfaces for normal, 7200 rpm IDE drives aren't
outrageously priced, and are cheaper than buying an all-in-one firewire
drive like a Lacie drive, so I would look into that as a good alternative.
Djamel Ouerdane wrote:
> I'm about to get a new computer. I read on ardour's webpage that a hard
> of at least 7200 rpm is required. Unfortunately, for some reasons, I
> could only get
> a disk of 4200 rpm. Would it be a good idea to buy a faster external
> hard drive and use
> the USB 2 port for data transfer ?? I don't know much about all these
> things and I don't
> want to wait for an upgrade of my system (a Dell Latitude notebook).
> Thanks for any info.
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