[ardour-users] firewire raid boxes

Christian Schumann schumann at physik.uni-kl.de
Wed Mar 21 07:32:37 PDT 2007

On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 10:43:39AM -0400, Justin M. Streiner wrote:
> Out of curiosity, is anyone here using ardour with external drive 
> enclosures using firewire back to your computer?  If so, is it a single 
> drive, RAID, or JBOD?  I'm mainly looking for feedback from people doing 
> higher track-count work, i.e. 16+ simultaneous tracks.
I work with up to 24 tracks from time to time using a RME Digiface and
en external Maxtor OneTouch II firewire single disk. When recording or
playing back without a lot of plugins and overlaying regions, it's
working stable. But if you forget to use playlists for different takes
an just layer them on the respective tracks, you have to be very

So the bottom line of my experience: It works, if you take care about
the transfer limits and arrange your session that way.

(ardour 0.99.3 user)

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