[ardour-users] hard drive speed

Jesse Chappell jesse at essej.net
Thu Mar 11 10:26:06 PST 2004

Djamel Ouerdane wrote on Thu, 11-Mar-2004:

 > I'm about to get a new computer. I read on ardour's webpage that a hard 
 > disk
 > 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.
You can obviously see what you can accomplish with the slower
internal drive, and if necessary get an external firewire drive
for audio later.  You will need either a firewire interface (or
USB 2.0) in the laptop, if it's not built-in you'll need a spare
cardbus slot for a cardbus interface.


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