[ardour-users] best file system for audio

Bengt Gördén bengan at sunet.se
Thu Jan 19 22:44:41 PST 2006

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 08:17:17PM -0800, Mark Knecht wrote:
> It's not RAID. It's a multiple 1394 disk set up that only works with
> Ardour. Ardour decides which audio files go to which drives and
> attempts to spread out the disk I/O over the three drives.

Ah. Ok. Understood.

> I wouldn't know how to run bonnie++ on that.....

Me neither :-)

> I have played a bit with stuff like hdparm -tT running on all three
> drives at the same time and seen that I get a lot more throughput than
> I get to any single drive. I have 2 1394a drives on one controlelr and
> 1 1394b drive on a separate controller.

It still sounds like a very nice idea. I think I'll adopt it. We have
some spare disks and 1394 controllers at work that I can test with
before I go ahead and buy something.


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