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Discussion in 'Production' started by beechstudio, Sep 20, 2011.
Anyone using external hard drives for recording audio?
really!? maybe if you're using a firewire or thunderbolt external, but surely not USB. Also depends on the speed of your external. A 7200rpm would be a must I guess
Yup, Western Digital firewire hard drive, not sure about the speed as the package doesnt say.
i dont use external hard drives for anything except archiving stuff.
I've used a Western Digital USB drive (7200 rpm) for years with absolutely no issues. Just recently switched to internal though.
What made you switch to internal? Any difference in performance that you could tell?
Thanks for all the replies guys!
I switched mainly so I could use the internal as the direct record drive and the external as a backup. I don't really notice any difference when recording audio but the projects do load faster off of the internal drive. Plus I just feel safer recording to an internal.
Thinking about making the switch to an external so I can easily take projects on tour with me and get work done while I'm out for months at a time instead of getting nothing done.
I run external.
I like keeping my files separate from the harddrive that's running all my programs.
plus it makes it easier to move from one computer to another.
I have a Western Digital firewire drive that's 7200rpm, but to be honest I find my internal drive on my macbook is more stable when recording. Weird.