[Ardour-Users] Archive media

Jason Jones poeticintensity at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 13:30:13 PDT 2011

+1 for using RAID in a DAW.  I currently employ a simple RAID-1 for
mirroring and protecting my DAW from hard drive failure, and I'm still able
to record 9 simultaneous streams just fine.  Any other reason why using RAID
in a DAW could be a bad idea?  I've only had good experience with it...


On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Joe Hartley <jh at brainiac.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 05 Oct 2011 18:52:07 +0200
> Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
> > PS: As Arnold mentioned, the other issue is, that you might be unable to
> > set up a machine, that is able to interpreted an outdated code, even if
> > all your backups are ok, you need to be able to read them!
> Along these lines, beware of using RAID controllers built into the
> motherboard unless you are absolutely certain you know how to rebuild
> the RAID on another system.  I had a setup like that, and when the
> mobo died, I found that the disks were absolutely unreadable on another
> system with a newer controller from the same manufacturer.
> After that experience (and thank $deity for a separate USB drive
> for backups) I've always used the Linux software RAID tools.  I've
> pulled off some tricky restorations when things have failed in that
> environment.  I really don't want to get locked into proprietary
> hardware issues again!
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