[ardour-users] OS Question
plutek at infinity.net
Thu Nov 3 17:18:33 PST 2005
7lb9oz Productions wrote:
> > i've got my system (including /home) on an ext3 partition, then i use
> > xfs external drives for all my audio. xfs has been excellent for me,
> Does this mean, the OS including /, and /home and everything all on
> one partition? I have been considering doing that and making the
> other HD just for audio as all of my "user" type documents just go
> straight to the samba computer anyway.
yes - everything except /boot, which is a separate partition on the same
drive. my machine is a laptop with only one internal drive available.
> Also, when you say external xfs HD, what kind of external HD is it?
> USB 2 or firewire? I have been seriously considering this as well,
> but the only option I currently have is USB.
i'm using usb2, since my laptop doesn't have firewire800, and my
transfer speeds with regular firewire are a bit slower than with usb2.
with 7200rpm drives over usb2, i can record 18 channels in ardour (the
limit of my rme multiface) without trouble. i used to just put maxtor
internal drives in generic enclosures, but recently had a drive failure
which almost killed an important session, so i've switched to lacie
drives. no troubles so far, but it hasn't been very long.
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